Dr Kamini Gounder PhD

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Dr Kamini Gounder PhD

SANTHE Senior Researcher/Supervisor and Collaborative Grant Awardee
University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban, South Africa

Kamini Gounder is a research scientist with at the HIV Pathogenesis Programme (HPP), University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. She received her PhD in Biotechnology from the University of the Free State where her work focused on using next generation sequencing techniques and computational analysis to sequence and annotate a microbial genome for comparative and functional genome analysis. Her current research studies the evolution and diversity of full-length HIV genomes in response to selection pressures imposed by the host immune response within acutely infected patients using deep sequencing in an effort to inform vaccine design. She is also interested in studying the molecular epidemiology of HIV within key populations such as drug users.