Staff Position: Head of Research  NRF rated researcher: C2 Position: Senior Lecturer 

Prof Nontombi Mbelle: 
BSc (UBS); MSc (Cornell); MBBCh (Wits); MMed (Wits); DTM&H (Wits); MAP (Wits); FC Path (CMSA)

South African Society for Clinical Microbiology 
Federation of South African Societies of Pathology 
Federation of Infectious Disease Societies of South Africa 
International Society of Infectious Diseases

Email: [email protected]



Prof Marthie Ehlers:  
BSc Agric Microbiology (UP); BSc AgricHons Microbiology cum laude (UP); MSc Agric Microbiology (UP); PhD Microbiology; Post-Doctoral Fellow (UP)

American Society of Microbiology

Email: [email protected]


Prof Marleen Kock:
BSc, BScHons Microbiology cum laude (UP); MSc Microbiology cum laude (UP); PhD Microbiology, Post-doctoral fellow (UP)

American Society of Microbiology,

Contact details: 
[email protected]



Dr Farzana Ismail: 
BSc, MBChB (UP); DTM&H (Wits); MMed (Medical Microbiology) (UP)

Position: Consultant Microbiologist (Kalafong and Tshwane Academic Division)

Email:[email protected]



Dr Ruth Lekalakala:

BSc; MBChB (Medunsa) DTM&H (Wits); MMed (Medunsa); PDI (Stell) PDIC (Stell)

Position: Principal specialist/Consultant – Medical Microbiology

Email: [email protected]



Dr Beki Temba Magazi:  
MBChB (UZ); MMed(Path); MMed(Micro-UP); PDM (HIV/AIDS Mgt)(Stell); DTM&H(Wits)

Position: Consultant / Senior Lecturer - Microbiology

Email: [email protected]



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