Scientist awarded prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award

28 February 2020

Dr Veron Ramsuran, CAPRISA Associate Scientist, was awarded the prestigious University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Vice-Chancellor’s Research Award for 2019 in recognition of his outstanding research achievements and the international reputation that he has earned in his discipline. Ramsuran, a Group Leader at the at KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (KRISP), is interested in examining the effect that host genetics play on HIV and TB disease.

 Ramsuran joined CAPRISA as a Doctoral Fellow and completed his PhD in Genetics at UKZN in 2011. He moved to the United States for 5 years as post-doctoral fellow at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, and the National Institutes for Health’s National Cancer Institute. “In his short academic career, he has published several high-quality papers in pre-eminent journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Clinical Infectious Diseases,  and Science. Dr. Ramsuran is a first-rate scientist who is well placed to become a future research leader at UKZN ”, said Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Director CAPRISA.