School of Life Sciences

Category: April Grad 2018


Master of All Trades

Award-winning filmmaker Dr Preshanthan Moodley obtained his PhD in the field of Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). Moodley, who hails from Richards Bay, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, moved to

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A Lover of Nature and Science

Visits to his grandparents’ farm inspired Mr Stuart Demmer to pursue studies in Ecological Sciences. Demmer graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Honours in Ecological Sciences at the University of

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DNA Girl Passes Cum Laude

While other teenage girls were searching the internet for the latest beauty and fashion trends, Ms Kiosha Bhikraj was looking for DNA extraction kits. Her enquiring mind led her down

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Decade Long Journey to Doctorate

Hard work paid off for Dr Kerryn Taylor who received a PhD in Molecular Biology. ‘Graduating is a huge achievement and acknowledgement that all my hard work was worth it’, said

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Biochemistry Technician Achieves PhD Triumph

Senior Biochemistry Laboratory Technician at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville campus, Dr Nirasha Nundkumar, graduated with a PhD in Biochemistry after successfully balancing her full-time duties as a technician with

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