PhD (Neuroscience) Manchester University, UK
MSc (Chemical Pathology), University of Cape Town, SA
Honours (Pharmacology), University of Cape Town, SA
BSc (Botany, Biochemistry), University of Cape Town, SA
My research focuses on the molecular/mechanistic understanding of how sex steroid signaling and neuroinflammation interact and contribute to striatal and cortical modulation of dopamine and how dopamine-related behaviours (psychotic-like symptoms, memory and cognition) are altered by sex steroids in male and female rats of different ages. The goal is to transfer this knowledge to human studies to develop or enhance sex steroid based and immune-related treatments for the cognitive and psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia in an age and gender specific manner.