School of Life Sciences

Prof Oliver Zishiri

Associate Professor

Prof Oliver Tendayi Zishiri is a specialist population and quantitative geneticist and senior lecturer in genetics in the School of Life Sciences. He holds the following qualifications all from Stellenbosch University: BScHons, MSc and PhD. Prof Zishiri has more than 10 years of experience in lecturing various genetics modules such as Population & Quantitative Genetics and Human Genetics to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He also supervises postgraduate students in various disciplines of genetics for their Masters and Doctoral degrees.

Research interests

The application of Population & Quantitative Genetics in:

  • Animal breeding
  • Veterinary microbial genetics
  • Veterinary parasitology
  • Vector-borne diseases.

Research profiles