Dr Natasha Naidoo

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+27 (0) 71 482 9504

Dr Natasha Naidoo

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University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Natasha Naidoo is a post-doctoral fellow at Medical Microbiology and Infection Control, School of Laboratory and Medical Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her research is based on Mycobacterium tuberculosis pili, a hairlike outgrowth on the surface of the bacilli. Since these potential biomarkers have been proven to be essential for biofilm formation and shown to elicit an immune response in the human host, Naidoo’s work focusses on the design of a lateral flow point-of-care test for the detection of these pili in patients’ sputum specimens. She hopes to embark on a career as a basic laboratory research scientist and hopes to make a mark on the scientific community with good quality research data.