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Prof Veron Ramsuran graduated with a PhD in Genetics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He was then recruited to join the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard as a post-doctoral research fellow, during which he had a joint affiliation with the National Institute of Health (NIH). Prof Ramsuran is currently a Senior Lecturer within the University of KwaZulu-Natal, College of Health Sciences. He is also a UK Royal Society and African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Future Leader African Independent Research (FLAIR) Research Fellow, Group Leader at KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), Associate Scientist at Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) and a Guest Researcher at the National Cancer Institute at NIH.
Ramsuran is interested in examining the effect Host Genetics play on HIV and TB disease. He has a special interest in examining the Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) genes, the epicentre of disease associations across the human genome, as determined by genome wide association studies. He has authored several high impact publications including a first author paper in Science. In addition, he has been the recipient of numerous honours and awards.