Associate Professor Pieter Naude

Associate Professor


  • Associate Professor in the Division of Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
  • Director of the Neuroscience Institute Brain Bank
  • Co-Head of the Brain Behaviour Unit
  • Head of the Translational Neuroscience Group
  • Senior Lecturer

Research Areas

  • Neuroinflammation
  • Biomarkers
  • Molecular neurobiology
  • Behavioural and cognitive research
  • Translational neuroscience

Current projects

  • Neuroimmune mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental and behavioural impairments in HIV-exposed uninfected children
  • Biological mechanisms involved in the effects of prenatal exposure to psychological adversities on child neurodevelopment
  • The Neuroscience Institute Brain Bank: the first human brain bank on the African continent
  • The Impact of HIV Proteins on the Neurodevelopment of HIV-Exposed Uninfected Offspring