School of Life Sciences

Dr Lwamkelekile Mkize

Lecturer & Researcher

Lwamkelekile Mkize is trained in animal molecular and computational genetics. His doctoral degree was on the biology and genetic characterization of hardiness traits in Nguni cattle, particularly the heat and disease resistance markers within this breed. He is well-versed in computational and molecular data analytics, bioinformatics, and molecular techniques.

Research interests

Genetic characterization of traits that confer robustness in livestock populations.

Genomics of host-pathogen interactions in neglected tropical diseases.

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