Professor in Human Genetics and Interim Director of the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience
PhD in Human Molecular Genetics (University of the Witwatersrand)
HUGO, American Society for Human Genetics, Southern African Society for Human Genetics (Chairman); African Society for Human Genetics
Joint editor and author of a textbook, 'Molecular Medicine for Clinicians' (Wits University Press, 2009)
Genetic basis and molecular epidemiology of single gene disorders in South African populations and the role of genetic and epigenetic variation in the molecular aetiology of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and other diseases exacerbated by adverse lifestyle choices. The FASD research includes the use of a mouse model to investigate alcohol induced epigenetic remodelling as a mechanism of teratogenesis. Other studies include genetic associations with obesity, hypertension, bone development, HIV related kidney disease and glaucoma in South African populations.
See also The Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience (SBIMB): http://www.wits.ac.za/research/sbimb
In the role of Faculty Member, Michele Ramsay contributes recommendations and reviews to the Genomics Section in the Genomics & Genetics Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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