Dr Meenu Ghai


Meenu-Ghai- 
 

Dr Ghai is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences. She is teaching: GENE 320-  Bioinformatics, GENE 330- Human Genetics and Molecular diagnostics.GENE 716- advanced seminar topics in Genetics.GENE 753- Quality assurance in forensic genetics laboratories

Research :

1. DNA methylation regulation of pro and anti-inflammatory cytokines in type 2 diabetes and HIV.

2.  Development of a stable panel of tDMRs for efficient body fluid identification in forensics.

3. Population specific differences in DNA methylation in South African ethnic groups.

Teaching: GENE 320-  Bioinformatics, GENE 330- Human Genetics and Molecular diagnostics.GENE 716- advanced seminar topics in Genetics.GENE 753- Quality assurance in forensic genetics laboratories.
Teaching: GENE 320-  Bioinformatics, GENE 330- Human Genetics and Molecular diagnostics.GENE 716- advanced seminar topics in Genetics.GENE 753- Quality assurance in forensic genetics laboratories.
     
 Quote:   "Always keep these four best friends near you: Faith, hope, patience and love."
Position:   Researcher and Lecturer
Qualifications:   PhD (Genetics)
MSc (Botany)
     
Discipline:
Genetics
Campus:   Westville
 Email:   ghai@ukzn.ac.za
Telephone:   031 260 8617
     
 Research Areas:  
Epigenetics , Molecular Diagnostics
     
 Recent Publications:

 

Meenu Ghai,Dyfed Lloyd Evans, Shailesh Joshi (2017)Traces of Life’s Experiences: Epigenetics (DNA methylation) in Forensics.In : Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and Epigenetics.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-31143-2_14-1

 

Farzeen Kader,Meenu Ghai,Marvellous Zhou (2017)Gene-Specific Differential Methylation in South African Ethnic Groups: A Preliminary Study.SM J Forensic Res Criminol. 2017; 1(1): 1005.

 

N. Naidoo, M. Ghai, K. Moodley, L. Mkize, L. Martin, S. McFarlane and S. Rutherford (2017) Modified RS–LAMP assay and use of lateral flow devices (LFDs) for rapid detection of Leifsonia xyli subsp. xyli (Lxx).DOI: 10.1111/lam.12799.

 

Farzeen Kader ,Meenu Ghai (2017)DNA methylation-based variation between human populations.Molecular Genetics and Genomics, 292(1):5 -35 ·

 

Farzeen Kader , Meenu Ghai (2015) DNA Methylation and Application in Forensic Sciences.Forensic Science International 249:255 -265 ·

     
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Postgraduate Candidates:   PG Candidates

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