Discipline of Virology

Academic Leader

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Dr Nokukhanya Msomi

Academic Leader: Virology

E-mail: mdlalose@ukzn.ac.za

 Dr Nokukhanya (Khanyi) Msomi: MBChB, Dip HIV Man (SA), FC Path (SA) (Viro), MMed(Virology)

Research Interest-Viral Hepatitis

Currently completing her PhD studying the evolution of Hepatitis B virus and its variants. She is a current NRF grant recipient and has previously received the Wellcome Trust scholarship to study viral genomics and bioinformatics at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. Dr Msomi also serves as a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) sanctioned National Certification Committee appointed by the Minister of Health to guide and drive the country efforts on Polio Eradication.

A self-driven, dynamic individual with good interpersonal skills, she seamlessly functions as a lecturer, researcher and a service pathologist. She is passionate about mentorship and is an amateur mountain biker.