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Graduates

Students who graduated at the Hatter Institute

2015

Ms Lindizwe Dlamini

​Project:  Exploring the cardioprotective effect of synthetic wine in long evans rats.

Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sandrine Lecour

 

​Ms Laikyn J. Victor

Project:  Establishing a cell culture model to study the protective effects of melatonin against a simulated ischemic insult

Supervisor:  Assoc Prof Sandrine Lecour

June 2014


Mr Gaurang Deshpande

Project Title: Testing metabolic and pharmacological agents for recovery against de novo acute heart failure in an isolated rat heart model.

Supervisor/s: Em Prof L Opie, Assoc Prof S Lecour

Degree: PhD (MED) in Medicine


Mr Mzwandile Mbele

Project title: Molecular Genetics of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular and Dilated Cardiomyopathy in South Africans.

Supervisor/s: Prof B Mayosi, Dr G Shaboodien, Dr B Keavney

Degree: PhD (MED) in Medicine

Past Graduates

2013:


Degree: PhD (MED) in Medicine


Dr Kemi Tibazarwa

Project title: Peripartum Cardiomyopathy: Risk factor profile, familial aggregation, prognostic indicators and treatment.

Supervisor/s: Prof K Sliwa


Dr Dike Ojji

Project title: The usefulness of plasma NT pro-brain natriuretic peptide and novel myocardial markers in assessing left ventricular hypertrophy and heart failure in hypertensive native African subjects.

Supervisor/s: Prof K Sliwa, Assoc Prof S Lecour


Degree: MSc (MED) in Medicine


Ms Lauren Nicholson

Project Title: The role of melatonin in peripartum cardiomyopathy.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour, Prof K Sliwa


Ms Aqeela Imamdin

Project Title: Molecular STAT3-PKC interaction to protect against
cardiovascular disease.

Supervisor/s: Dr J McCarthy, Assoc Prof S Lecour


2012:


PhD (MED) in Medicine


Ms Kim Lamont

Project Title: The role of melatonin in red wine-induced cardio-protection.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


Degree: MSc (MED) in Medicine


Ms Zulfah Albertyn

Project Title: Role of toll-like receptors in wine-induced cardioprotection.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


2011:


PhD (MED) in Medicine


Mr Sarin Somers

Project Title:The role of signal transducer and activator of transcription-3 (stat-3) in ischaemic and pharmacological post-conditioning.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


Ms Janine du Preez

Project Title:Molecular genetics of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy in South Africa.

Supervisor/s: Prof B Mayosi


Degree: MSc (MED) in Medicine


Mr Jonathan King

Project Title: Cardioprotective role of STAT3 against ischemia-reperfusion injuries.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


Mr Damian Hacking

Project Title: Role of the SAFE pathway and the mitochondria in HDL
cholesterol (and its constituent sphingosine-1-phosphate) induced
cardioprotection.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


2010:


PhD (MED) in Medicine


Mrs Lydia Lacerda

Project Title:Role of tumour necrosis factor alpha in ischaemic and pharmacological postconditioning.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


MSc (MED) in Medicine


Ms Maryam Fish

Project Title: Analysis of desmoplakin in arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

Supervisor/s: Prof B Mayosi & Dr G Shaboodien


BSc (MED) (HONS)


in Medical Biochemistry

Ms Aqeela Imamdin


in Physiology

Ms Zulfah Albertyn


2009:


MSc (MED) in Medicine


Ms Kim Lamont

Project Title: Delineation of the cardioprotective components found in red wine.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


Ms Stephanie Sharp

Project Title: Role of Sirt1 in the isolated heart model of ischemic preconditioning in young adults and aging rats.

Supervisor/s: Assoc Prof S Lecour


Mr Mzwandile Mbele

Project Title: The prevalence of plakophilin-2 gene (PKP-2) mutations in South African patients with cardiomyopathy.

Supervisor/s: Prof B Mayosi


Ms Lauren Hartman

Project Title: The molecular basis of inherited fibrosis.

Supervisor/s: Prof B Mayosi


2008:


Degree: PhD (MED) in Medicine


Mrs G Shaboodien

Project Title: The pathogenesis of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy: a
histological, virological and genetics study.

Supervisor/s: Prof B Mayosi


Degree: MSc (MED) in Medicine


Mrs Tasneem Adam

Project Title: Nuclear respiratory factor 1: a novel inhibitor of the human gene promoter of the cardiac isoform of acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase.

Supervisor/s: Prof L Opie & Prof F Essop


Degree: BSc (MED) (HONS)


in Physiology

Mr Damian Hacking