MSc/PhD Program
Danai Katsere
First Name:
Danai

Last Name:
Katsere

Country:
Zimbabwe

 



Danai Katsere

EDUCATION

College / University:
University of Cape Town

Highest Degree:
MedSc (Honours) in Physiology

Major Subjects:
Biochemistry, Human Physiology, Neuroscience Genetics

Lab Experience:
DNA and RNA extractions, DNA, RNA and protein gel electrophoresis, qPCR, spectrophotometry, neuroanatomy, EEG, ECG, light microscopy and tissue staining techniques

Projects / Research:
2014: Expression of key phytoalexin biosynthesis genes in Starmaize seedlings
2015: Brain Tumours in Children: Stabilizing molecular components from tissue specimen

Scholarships:
2016 - 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My interests are in investigating the processes that underlie neuropathological diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, especially the epigenetic and genetic interactions that result in the biochemical and therefore physiological alterations that lead to disease development. Particularly, I'm interested in using this information on neuropathological processes to further the field of translational medicine and bridge the gap between the laboratoy and the clinic.