School of Life Sciences

Dr Karen Pillay


Dr Karen Pillay is passionate about teaching and Scientific research. Her PhD degree was based on protein misfolding (amyloidogenic) diseases, with a focus on amylin and type II diabetes. Karen has now shifted her area of research to nanoparticle production using magnetotactic bacteria. One of Karen’s highlights during her career is being awarded the prestigious Department of Science and Technology (DST) Women in Science Doctoral fellowship in 2011.

Research interests


Antimicrobial testing

Cytotoxicity testing

Protein misfolding

Research profiles

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