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Zikhona Njengele

Zikhona Njengele

Nickname: 'Zee'

PhD Student, University of the Witwatersrand


Born in King William's Town South Africa

I am a postgraduate student at the University of the Witwatersrand, studying towards a Doctoral degree in Medical Biochemistry. My main research interests lie in Medical Research, with a keen focus on HIV Research. I am part of a Drug Discovery and Development Research group, and I am also a Teaching Assistant for 2nd and 3rd year Molecular Biology students.


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PhD Research Student | Molecular and Cell Biology | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | July 2016 - present

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Teaching Assistant | Molecular and Cell Biology | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2015 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Assisting second and third year Molecular Biology students with laboratory techniques.


Research Assistant | Centre for Metal-based Drug Discovery, Advanced Materials Division | Mintek
Johannesburg, South Africa | 2014 - present

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Teaching Assistant | University of the Witwatersrand
2014 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Assisting second and third year Molecular Biology students with laboratory techniques.


Previous Position(s)

Research Intern | Centre for Metal-based Drug Discovery, Advanced Materials Division | Mintek
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2013 - March 2014

Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals


Tutor | Statistic | Rhodes University
Grahamstown, South Africa | February 2010 - June 2010

Academia, Education and Training

Assisting first year Statistics students with the course.

Educational history

Secondary

Forbes Grant High School, King Williams Town (2007)

Tertiary

University of the Witswatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | July 2016 - present

Doctor of Philosophy - Medical Biochemistry

University of the Witwatersrand

Johannesburg, South Africa | February 2014 - June 2016

Master of Science - Medical Biochemistry

Project title: Analysis of the interaction of BST-2/tetherin and HIV-1 Vpu as a novel target for HIV treatment

Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa | February 2012 - November 2012

BSc Honours - Medical Biotechnology

Project title: Analysis of the interaction between the signal transcuducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) and the mitochondrial chaperone TRAP-1

Rhodes University

Grahamstown, South Africa | February 2008 - November 2011

BSc - Microbiology and Biochemistry

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Member, February 2011 - November 2012

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