Staff Profiles

Ms. Patricia Setsile Rantshabeng

Patricia S. Rantshabeng

Faculty of Medicine


Laboratory Scientist

Location: Sir Ketumile Masire Teaching Hospital Block F office 2052
Phone: 3555501
Email Ms. Patricia Setsile Rantshabeng

Bachelor of Sciences (Medical Laboratory)

Master of Philosophy (Medical Sciences)

Merck-Africa Tata Memorial Oncology Fellow

Sub-Saharan Africa Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence Fellow 

Highly organized Medical Laboratory professional with over ten years of work experience in both the public sector and academia. Previously worked at Princess Marina Hospital. Proven ability to conceptualize problems and develop well reasoned and integrated solutions. An intelligent and efficient professional with tested experience in different medical lab departments that require; analytical and critical thinking, attention to detail, a concern to make an impact and results orientated. Hardworking and dependable professional that tasks’ with minimum and no supervision at all. Demonstrated ability to develop and achieve goals, objectives and implement strategies. Gained valuable experience in situations where consistent performance, fast clear decision-making and technical abilities are keys to success. Experienced in academic research, data analysis, grant writing and scientific research reports. Award winning Scientist. Botswana Health Professions Council Board Member. Excellent IT skills; Proficient in Ms Word, Ms Powerpoint and Ms Excel.

My research interest lies in Infectious Diseases Pathology and Sexual Reproductive Health with a special focus on high-risk Human papilloma virus-associated cancers in high HIV infection settings. Current research includes: High-risk HPV characterisation in pre-cancer lesions in Botswana; Identification of vaccine preventable HPV types in anogenital cancers and Head & Neck cancers; HPV sequencing and Epstein Barr Virus in Lymphomas. 

 Rantshabeng PS, Moyo S, Moraka NO, et al. Prevalence of oncogenic human papilloma virus genotypes in patients diagnosed with anogenital malignancies in Botswana. BMC Infect Dis. 2017;17(1):731. Published 2017 Nov 25. ​doi:10.1186/s12879-017-2832-8

​Rantshabeng P, Kasvosve I, Ndlovu A, Gaseitsiwe S, Moyo S (2019) Prevalenceof high-risk human papilloma virus in women with high-grade squamous cell intraepithelial lesions in Botswana using Abbott RealTime HPV assay. PLOS ONE 14(1): e0211260.

In pursuit of academic excellence