Dr Moganavelli Singh
Dr Singh have been lecturing in the Discipline of Biochemistry since 2001. During this period, she has built up her research niche in the area of nanotherapeutics involving the use of nano-carriers for gene delivery, evaluating gene expression or gene knockdown, examining cytotoxicity, and anti-cancer and pharmacological activities of various medicinal plant extracts.

Her research involves collaboration with researchers at UKZN (Chemistry, Pharmacy, Microbiology) , UniZulu (Biochemistry, Chemistry), Wits (Medical School, Chemistry) and Vrije Universiteit , Belgium (Biomedical Sciences).
Position:   Senior Lecturer and Researcher
Qualifications:   PhD (Biochemistry)
Discipline:   Biochemistry
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 7170
 Email:   singhm1@ukzn.ac.za
 Recent Publications:   A. Daniels, M. Singh and M. Ariatti.(2013). Pegylated and Non-Pegylated siRNA lipoplexes formulated with cholesteryl cytofectins promote efficient Luciferase knockdown in HeLa tat luc cells. Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids. Vol 32 (5):206-220

Simelane Mthokozisi BC, Shonai A, Shode FO, Smith P, Singh M, and Opoku AR. (2013). “Anti-plasmodial Activity of some Zulu Medicinal plants and of some Triterpenes isolated from them”. Molecules. Vol.18 : 12313-12323.

Haffejee F, Kharsany A, Moodley J, Singh M and Naicker T (2013). "Placental leptin in HIV associated preeclampsia". European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology Vol. 171:271-276.

Ganesh A, Lin J and Singh M (2013) "Detecting the presence of virus-like particles (VLPs) from the Umgeni River-South Africa". CLEAN- Soil, Air, Water. Vol 41. (9999) : 1-15.

S. Dorasamy, N. Narainpersad, M. Singh and M. Ariatti (2012). “ Novel targeted liposomes deliver siRNA to hepatocellular carcinoma cells in vitro”. Chemical Biology and Drug Design. Vol. 80: 647-656.
Postgraduate Candidates:    PG Candidates

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