Ms Lungile Mabuza
I obtained a BSc degree in human physiology, genetics and psychology in 2016 from the University of Pretoria. I joined FABI in 2017, where I completed my honours degree in Genetics within the forest molecular genetics (FMG) group, under the supervision of Dr S.G Hussey. In my honours project, we used Populus trees as a reverse genetics model to study the long-term phenotypic effects of dominant repression of EgrMYB103.
In my master's project, we will be functionally characterizing two Eucalyptus grandis transcription factors (implicated in wood formation) in transgenic Arabidopsis thaliana plants.