School of Life Sciences

Dr Selaelo Tshilwane


Dr Tshilwane holds a PhD in Veterinary Tropical Diseases that focused on Veterinary Immunology and Vaccine Development. She has research experience on the development of next generation vaccines for vector-borne diseases of veterinary importance. She has worked extensively on the development of a protective prototype multi-epitope DNA vaccine for the tick-borne disease, heartwater with one patent being filled on this work.

Research interests

Veterinary Immunology

Vaccine development

Immunoinformatics and Computational Vaccinology

Host immunity to zoonotic parasitic diseases with special focus on Neglected Tropical Diseases

Host immunity to co-morbidity of parasitic diseases and non-communicable diseases

Host immunity to vector-borne diseases of veterinary importance

Research profiles