I am a medical scientist with a keen interest in innovative ways to find a cure for diseases particular combining gene therapy and nanomedicine in therapeutics. I have a strong Biochemistry and molecular & cell biology background with a minor in human genetics.

Experience

  • Research Assistant

    at ICGEB Cape Town

    January 2011 - December 2012

    Province of the Western Cape

    Assisting principal investigators in a cancer drug discovery laboratory with research activities of various projects in the group which included: Maintaining various cell lines in tissue culture at all times and preparing cells for subcutaneous in vivo implantation to create murine tumor models. Extracting DNA and RNA from cells for PCR analysis. Treating various cancer cell lines with anti-cancer drugs and investigate their mode of action. Experimental design, data analysis and presentation to the ICGEB research group. ▪ Assist from technical point of view new PhD students and Postdoctoral fellows at the beginning of their fellowships.

Education

  • PhD

    at University of Cape Town

    2015 - 2019 (4 years) Province of the Western Cape

Services offered

  • Research Scientist

    Any scientific laboratory work including research, project management, laboratory management as well as various laboratory techniques.

Languages

  • English Native

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