I was born and grew up in Cape Town. I matriculated in 2004 and went on to study at the University of Cape Town (UCT) from 2005 to the present. I completed my BSc in Genetics and Physiology at UCT in 2007, my BSc (Med) Honours at UCT in 2008 and my MSc (Med) at UCT in 2010. I am currently doing my PhD (Med) in Cardiovascular Genetics at UCT.
I am working on the genetic causes of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy, as well as other types of cardiomyopathy. My focus is on identifying the genetic causes of these diseases in a number of families, and also,how these genetic factors lead to the development of disease.
BSc in Biochemistry and Microbiology, BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry
I am originally from Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal and completed both an undergraduate as well as an honours degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Upon completion of my honours in biochemistry, I started a MSc (MED) in Medicine at the Hatter Cardiovascular Research Institute in 2014 under the supervision of Associate Professor SandrineLecour from the Hatter and Dr Julia Goedecke from the Sports Science Institute.
· Member – South African Heart Association (SA Heart)
· Member - South African Society for Cardiovascular Research (SASCAR)
· Member – Heart Failure Society of South Africa (HeFFSA)
· Member – Physiology Society of South Africa (PSSA)
Having successfully upgraded my Masters to a PhD in July 2015 I will continue my work examining the associations between cardiovascular risk factors and high-density lipoproteins (HDL).
BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics (University of Cape Town), BSc (med)(Hons) in Biochemistry (University of Cape Town), MSc in Medicine (University of Cape Town) I am presently pursuing my doctorate in medicine under the supervision of Professor Sandrine Lecour, Professor Lionel Opie, Dr joy McCarthy and Professor Karen Sliwa. The focus of my project is on the potential therapeutic benefits of modifiying heart rate in the setting of acute heart failure. I also teach mathematics, physics and chemistry at a senior certificate level. I enjoy painting, flying, and people who suggest we go and visit the beach.
Member – South African Heart Association (SA Heart) Member – South African Society for Cardiovascular Research (SASCAR) Member – Physiology Society of South Africa (PSSA)
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