I am a lecturer in the Department of Biological Sciences here at the University of Botswana. My research interests include environmental microbiology, molecular genotyping and epidemiology of pathogenic microbes. My specific area of expertise is on the isolating and molecular identification of microbes of medical importance, as well as on molecular genotyping using various phenotypic and DNA based typing methods. I also evaluate traditional and synthetic products against pathogens. I am currently involved in various projects that use DNA sequencing of various loci to determine pathogenesis and epidemiology of emerging pathogens. In my projects DNA sequencing is used to type the organisms and elucidate genes involved in pathogenesis and elucidation of possible early detection platforms and biocontrol.
Foodborne pathogens and disease
Genetic structure of fungal pathogens
Evolution of Cryptococcus neoformans in Botswana
Industrial exploitation of fungi