Thamsanqa Chiliza

Thamsanqa E. Chiliza holds an MSc (Veterinary Tropical Diseases) from the University of Pretoria. He joined UKZN in 2012 after spending 7 years as a Researcher in the Biotechnology R&D Industry. NRF Thuthuka Research Grant holder, he’s research focuses on Mycobacterium tuberculosis secretome (secreted or extracellular proteins). 

He is interested in host-pathogen interacting molecules, with specific interest in tuberculosis (TB) patient’s antibody response to TB disease and novel M. tuberculosis secreted proteins with potential application in diagnosis & monitoring of TB treatments etc. 
 Quote:   'One answer to initial research question gives rise to many follow-up questions only to be answered through further research. Isn’t that exciting? Just a thought….'
Position:   Developmental Lecturer & Researcher
Qualifications:   PhD - currently studying towards
MSc (University of Pretoria)
BSc Hons (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Discipline:   Microbiology
Campus:   Westville
Telephone:   031 260 8985
 Research Areas:   Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Biomarker discovery, Infectious disease, Secretory proteins, Recombinant proteins, Monoclonal antibodies, Diagnostics.

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