Head of Division

Professor Carolyn Williamson
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Academic Staff

Dr Melissa-Rose Abrahams
HIV Cure and Pathogenesis

Dr Nicolas Beaume
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Dr Rubina (Ruby) Bunjun
SARS-CoV-2 Immunology

Professor Wendy Burgers
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity, COVID-19 Vaccines, HIV/TB Immunology and Pathogenesis

Dr Ros Chapman
HIV Vaccines

Dr Nyaradzo Chigorimbo-Thsikiwa
HIV Immunology, Viral-Host Interactions, Antivirals, Vaccine Hesitancy

Dr Nicola Douglass
HIV Vaccines, Poxviruses

Professor Jo-Ann Passmore (NHLS/UCT)
Mucosal Immunity to HIV and STIs

Dr Catherine Riou
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity, COVID-19 Vaccines, HIV/TB Immunology and Pathogenesis

Dr Ziyaad Valley-Omar (NHLS/UCT)
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research
Respiratory Virus Research, Hepatitis B and C

Professor Anna-Lise Williamson (UCT/NRF Research Chair, SARCHI Chair)
Human Papillomavirus; HIV-1 Vaccine Development

Dr Anna Yssel
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Pathologists

Associate Professor Diana Hardie (NHLS/UCT)
Head of a) Diagnostic Virology Laboratory, and b) Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research

Associate Professor Marvin Hsiao (NHLS/UCT)
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research

Dr Stephen Korsman (NHLS/UCT)
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research

Registrars

Dr Moepeng Maseko (NHLS/UCT)
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research

Dr Tamryn Smith (NHLS/UCT)
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research

Dr Khumo Sematle (NHLS/UCT)
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research

Dr Mo Se Kwon (NHLS/UCT)
Clinical and Diagnostic Virology Research

Postdoctoral fellows

Dr Olivia Carulei
Viral and Microbiome Metagenomics

Dr Sherazaan Ismail
HIV Cure

Dr Rageema Joseph
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Dr Samuel Kariuki
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Dr Monalisa Manhanzva
HIV, Inflammation, Microbiome

Dr Lester Sigauke
Computational Drug Discovery, Bioinformatics

Dr Fatime Ramla Tanko
HIV, HPV, Vaginal Inflammation and Microbiome 

Dr Marius Tincho
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity, COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr Alltalents Murahwa
Human Papillomavirus

Professional, Administrative and Support Staff

Mr Craig Adams
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Dr Bruna Galv√£o
Programme Manager, HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Mrs Hoyam Gamieldien
HIV Immunology

Ms Sohair Geyer-Benjamin
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity, COVID-19 Vaccines

Mrs Zainonesa Hartley
Divisional Secretary

Dr Brian Kullin
Vaginal Microbiology, Probiotics

Ms Susan Lanfear
PA to Professor Anna-Lise Williamson

Mr Freddy Mokadi Mabetlela
HIV Cure

Miss Nokuzola Mbhele
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Mr Innocent Mudau
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Ms Nonkululeko Ndabambi
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines SARS-CoV-2

Ms Amkele Ngomti
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity, COVID-19 Vaccines

Ms Anathi Nkayi
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity, COVID-19 Vaccines

Ms Phumla Radebe
Mucosal Immunity, HIV Risk

Ms Ruwayhida Thebus
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Ms Lynn Tyers
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Mr Avril Walters
SARS-CoV-2 Immunity, COVID-19 Vaccines

Ms Talita York
HIV Diversity, Pathogenesis, Vaccines, SARS-CoV-2

Honorary staff

Dr Erica Andersen-Nissen

Dr Gerald Chege

Alumni