Staff: Biological Sciences

Dr Tinashe Muteveri

Chairperson : Department Of Biological Sciences

Research Interests:

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Biodiversity Conservation.
  • Food Security

Mrs Ruvimbo Jessy Mapaya

Lecturer

Research Interests :

  • Elucidating phylogenetic relationships in plants using molecular techniques and other sources of taxonomic evidence.
  • Plant taxonomy.
  • Ethnobotanical research.
  • Microbiological research.
Publications:

Mr Caston Makaka

Lecturer

Research Interests: Efficacy of entomopathogenic fungi (EPF),  bacteriaand  botanicals on insect pests. Diversity, Taxonomy, and identification of freshwater invertebrates. Climate change and insects

Ms Scelo Mguni

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Microbial biotechnology, Trichomonas vaginalis; incidence, phylogeny, biogeography
  • Drug resistance to nitroimidazoles and resistance genes. Morphological variations in Zimbabwe
  • Drought , salt and salinity stress in crop plants

Mr Joseph Bare

Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Molecular Genetics
  •  Entomology.

Mr Joseph Makaure

Temporary Full Time Lecturer

Research Interests:

  • Megaherbivore ecology and conservation in African savannas
  •  Impacts of landuse change on biodiversity and ecosystem function
  • Ecosystem services and sustainable agriculture in tropical regions
  •  Conservation Genetics and Biogeography

Mrs Bridgett  Parirenyatwa

Laboratory technician

Research Interests :

  • Food Microbiology,
  • Environmental Microbiology,
  • Wildlife and Animal Parasitology.

Mr Christopher Mabugu

Research Interests:

  • Animal Parasitology,
  • Environmental Pollution Bio-Monitoring
 

Mr Trevor Dube

Research Interests:

  • Limnology
  • Ecology of aquatic ecosystems,
  • Aquatic biodiversity
  • Sustainable utilisation of aquatic ecosystems,
  • Evolutionary Biology