Ms Casey Gill

MSc student


Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology
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Primary Supervisor
Noelani van den Berg

Co Supervisor
Gerda Fourie

After completing my BSc. degree in Human Genetics (2018), I joined the Avocado research programme- ARP, where I completed my Honours degree under the supervision of Professor Noëlani van den Berg. My honours research was aimed at studying the polyphagous shot hole borer and its fungal symbionts, namely Fusarium euwallaceae and Graphium euwallaceae, recognised as the cause of Fusarium dieback on avocado.

I am currently enrolled for a Master's degree in Microbiology, also within the Avocado research programme, where my current research will be aimed at the metagenomic analysis of fungal communities associated with ambrosia beetles that are isolated from avocado orchards in South Africa.