School of Life Sciences

Staff

Dean & Head of School

Prof ADEMOLA OLANIRAN

Professor Olaniran is the Dean and Head of the School of Life Sciences.  He joined the University as a full-time staff member in 2006. He has taught a range of Microbiology modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with particular focus on Environmental Microbial Biotechnology.

Recently, his teaching has been focused on pollution microbiology, pollutant monitoring and detection; waste and wastewater treatment; bioremediation of pollutants; bioenergy production and microbial diversity in biotechnological processes. 

PA/Secretary: Ms Xoli Shandu  |  031 260 1545  |  shandu@ukzn.ac.za

NameCluster/ DisciplineEmailTelephoneLocation
Dr Alistair ClulowBiophysical Sciences: 
Soil Science, Environmental Hydrology, Agrometeorology
Clulowa@ukzn.ac.za033 355 5510Office Number 112, First Floor Rabie Saunders PMB
Prof Julia SibiyaProduction Sciences: 
Crop Science, Horticultural Science, Plant Breeding, Plant Pathology, Animal and Poultry Science
sibiyaj@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6247Office Number 103,
First Floor,
Rabie Saunders’
PMB
Dr Michael GebreslasieGeographygebreslasie@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8276Block F, Environmental Sciences
Prof Muthulisi SiwelaValue-Adding: 
Agricultural Economics, Dietetics & Human Nutrition, Food Security, Agricultural Extension and Rural Resource Management
siwelam@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5459Room B3a
Basement
Rabie Saunders Building PMB
Prof Lembe MagwazaTeaching and Learningmagwazal@ukzn.ac.za031 260 5516Room F3 02 007
Level 2
Block F, Geography
Westville
Prof Tesfaye BirkeGeological SciencesBirkeT@ukzn.ac.za031 260 8781Room 117
First Floor
H1 Building
Westville
Prof Trevor HillResearchhillt@ukzn.ac.za hillt@ukzn.ac.za Room 17
Third Floor
Science Building
Pietermaritzburg
NameCluster/ DisciplineEmailTelephoneLocation
Biochemistry
Susan SheriffBiochemistrysherriffs@ukzn.ac.za sherriffs@ukzn.ac.za
Biological Sciences
Anusha MaikooBiological Sciencesmaikooa@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5792Room 3
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Cell Biology
Marsha ManjooCell Biologymanjoom@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5493/ 5343Room 108
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agricultural Campus (Pmb)
Phillipa McCoshCell Biologymccoshp@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5775 Room 4
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Ecology
Phumelele MshenguEcologymshengup@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6476Room 5
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agricultural Campus (PMB)
Precious SitholeEcologysitholep@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5515Room 1
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Genetics
Rashika MaikooGeneticsmaikoor@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5428Room 3
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Shani RamroopGeneticsramroopsh@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5341Room 18
3rd Floor
Science Building
Main Campus (PMB)
Marine Biology
Suzanne KunzMarine Biologykunzs@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5468Room 109
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Thandi GumedeMarine Biologygumedeb7@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5067Room 110
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Microbiology
Lungile NtolaMicrobiologyntolan@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1444Room 16
Level 2
F Block
Westville
Megan MaistryMicrobiologymaistrym@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7322Room 3
Level 2
F Block
Westville
Prievan DebyMicrobiologydebyp@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2516Room 3
Level 2
F Block
Westville
NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Pietermartizburg campus
Anusha MaikooAssistant Administrative Officer: Undergraduatemaikooa@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5792Room 3
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Kamendrie BalakistenFinance Assistant Administrative OfficerBalakisten@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5476Room 110
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Marsha ManjooAdministrative Officer: Postgraduate and Researchmanjoom@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5493/ 5343Room 108
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agricultural Campus (Pmb)
Phillipa McCoshPrincipal Administrative Officer  mccoshp@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5775 Room 4
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Phumelele MshenguPrincipal Administrative Officer  mshengup@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6476Room 5
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agricultural Campus (PMB)
Precious SitholeAssistant Administrative Officer: Receptionsitholep@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5515Room 1
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Rashika MaikooAssistant Administrative Officer: Undergraduatemaikoor@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5428Room 3
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Shani RamroopAssistant Administrative Officer: Geographyramroopsh@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5341Room 18
3rd Floor
Science Building
Main Campus (PMB)
Suzanne KunzSchool Finance Officerkunzs@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5468Room 109
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Thandi GumedeFinance Assistant Administrative Officergumedeb7@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5067Room 110
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Westville Campus
Lungile NtolaAdministrative Officer: Teaching & Learningntolan@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1444Room 16
Level 2
F Block
Westville
Megan MaistryAssistant Administrative Officer: Geological Sciencesmaistrym@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7322Room 3
Level 2
F Block
Westville
Prievan DebyAssistant Administrative Officer: Geological Sciencesdebyp@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2516Room 3
Level 2
F Block
Westville
NameRoleEmailTelephoneLocation
Pietermartizburg campus
Anusha MaikooAssistant Administrative Officer: Undergraduatemaikooa@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5792Room 3
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Kamendrie BalakistenFinance Assistant Administrative OfficerBalakisten@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5476Room 110
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Marsha ManjooAdministrative Officer: Postgraduate and Researchmanjoom@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5493/ 5343Room 108
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agricultural Campus (Pmb)
Phillipa McCoshPrincipal Administrative Officer  mccoshp@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5775 Room 4
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Phumelele MshenguPrincipal Administrative Officer  mshengup@ukzn.ac.za033 260 6476Room 5
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agricultural Campus (PMB)
Precious SitholeAssistant Administrative Officer: Receptionsitholep@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5515Room 1
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Rashika MaikooAssistant Administrative Officer: Undergraduatemaikoor@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5428Room 3
Ground Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Shani RamroopAssistant Administrative Officer: Geographyramroopsh@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5341Room 18
3rd Floor
Science Building
Main Campus (PMB)
Suzanne KunzSchool Finance Officerkunzs@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5468Room 109
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Thandi GumedeFinance Assistant Administrative Officergumedeb7@ukzn.ac.za033 260 5067Room 110
1st Floor
Rabie Saunders Building
Agriculture Campus (PMB)
Westville Campus
Lungile NtolaAdministrative Officer: Teaching & Learningntolan@ukzn.ac.za031 260 1444Room 16
Level 2
F Block
Westville
Megan MaistryAssistant Administrative Officer: Geological Sciencesmaistrym@ukzn.ac.za031 260 7322Room 3
Level 2
F Block
Westville
Prievan DebyAssistant Administrative Officer: Geological Sciencesdebyp@ukzn.ac.za031 260 2516Room 3
Level 2
F Block
Westville

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