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Staff Profiles: Biological Sciences

Dr Tinashe Muteveri

Position: Chairperson

Research Interests:
    Molecular Genetics Biodiversity Conservation. Food Security

Dr Trevor Dube

Position: Lecturer

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

Mr Gregory Mero Dowo

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Socio-ecological systems, Dynamics of wood utilisation at periphery of protected areas, Ecosystem services, Restoration ecology.

Mrs Ruvimbo Jessy Mapaya

Position: Lecturer

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

Mr Caston Makaka

Position: Lecturer

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

Ms Scelo Mguni

Position: 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

Position: Lecturer

Research Interests:
    Molecular Genetics  Entomology.

Mrs Bridgett  Parirenyatwa

Position: Laboratory technician

Research Interests :
    Food Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Wildlife and Animal Parasitology.

Mr Christopher Mabugu

Position: Laboratory technician

Research Interests:
    Animal Parasitology, Environmental Pollution Bio-Monitoring