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Researcher in Genetics

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Nick Name

What is your current job and where do you work?
R/ Post graduate student at UCT

Explain your current research/work (in simple English)
R/ My current research is on the pharmacogenetics of Tenofavir (HIV medication ) and its link to chronic kidney diseases

Describe a typical day at work/research
R/ I do DNA extractions , DNA purifications, DNA PCR and also preparations of gels to view DNA after PCR. Then DNA sequences to view polymorphous nature of any variation of any gene of interest


What is your favourite hobby?
R/ I love travelling and I love finding out new things

What is your favourite food?
R/ I love sea food

What was your favourite subject at school and why?
R/ I loved biology, the human body has always fascinated me since i was young

Who is your role model?
R/ Robert Sobukwe

What were/are your parents or caregivers professions?
R/ House wife

Career Path

Primary School: Name, Suburb/Township, City, Country
R/ Mashite primary school, Mashite village, Ga-Mphahlele, Polokwane, South Africa

High School
R/ Kgwaratlou High School

Tertiary education
R/ Andhra University (India ), University of the Witwatersrand (SA), University of Cape Town (SA)

Previous jobs
R/ Tutor