I have been trained as a Molecular geneticist. I joined the KRISP team in 2020. I am now working on developing human genetic and genomic research in the KRISP lab.
Post-Doctoral Fellow: College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa.
Education and experience:
Post Doctorate - National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, 2015-2019
Post Doctorate - Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 2012-2015
PhD in Human Genetics (Direct track for excelling students) – The Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Israel, 2012
MSc in Human Genetics – The Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2007
BSc Med in Basic Medical Sciences (Cum Laude) – The Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, 2002
Whole Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2: Adapting Illumina Protocols for Quick and Accurate Outbreak Investigation During a Pandemic.
Pillay S, Giandhari J, Tegally H, Wilkinson E, Chimukangara B, Lessells R, Mattison S, Moosa Y, Gazy I, Fish M, Singh L, Khanyile KS, Fonseca V, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, de Oliveira T, Genes (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.3390/genes11080949:11(8), 949.
Early transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa: An epidemiological and phylogenetic report.
Giandhari J, Pillay S, Wilkinson E, Tegally H, Sinayskiy I, Schuld M, Lourenço J, Chimukangara B, Lessells R, Moosa Y, Gazy I, Fish M, Singh L, Khanyile KS, Fonseca V, Giovanetti M, Alcantara LCJ, Petruccione F, de Oliveira T, medRxiv pre-print (2020), doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.29.20116376:.
How a team of scientists worked tirelessly to help the COVID-19 response in Africa - YouTube - 2020-08-23
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).