Alice Ngaatendwe Prisca Matimba

 

Research Interests

Human Genetics and Pharmacology

Institutional Contact

University of Zimbabwe, College of Health Sciences

Biography

Alice Matimba received her PhD in Human Genetics in 2009 from the University of Cape Town and was affiliated with the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology and the University of Antwerp during her studies which focused on pharmacogenomics of African populations. She did her postdoctoral training at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA on functional pharmacogenomics of cancer therapeutics. She is now a senior lecturer in pharmacology and research scientist in the College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, where she is working on research platforms for human genomics, pharmacogenomics and biobanking. Her long term scientific goals include application of inter-relational analyses encompassing genomics, environment and lifestyle and their role in causing individual variation in disease susceptibility and response to treatment, using genomics, technology and public health tools, to create integrated, local solutions for personalized preventive and therapeutic interventions.