Staff Profile

/Mr William Pote

Mr William Pote

Staff Development Fellow


 Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Intercalated Human Physiology (UZ)

Research Interests

Neurobehavioral and cardiovascular responses to the associated effects of Boophone disticha extract on endocrine and autonomic reactivity in multistage models of early life stress and subsequent life stressors in rodents.

Publications & Conference Presentations

  1. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, Chinyanga Herbert M, Musara Colin, Nyandoro George, Chifamba Jephat, and Nkomozepi Pilani (2013). Cardiovascular effects of Boophone disticha aqueous ethanolic extract on early maternally separated BALB/c mice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 148:379-385. 
  2. Musara Colin and Pote William (2013). Application of osmometry in monitoringfementation of milk. World Journal of Dairy and Food Sciences, 8(2):181-184. 
  3. Musara Colin and Pote William (2014). Application of osmometry in quality of milk. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 51(3):606-610. 
  4. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, Chinyanga Herbert M., Musara Colin, Nyandoro George, Nkomozepi Pilani, Gadaga Louis, and Chifamba Jephat (2014). Long term cardiovascular and autonomic response to B. disticha in a mouse model of anxiety. South African Journal of Botany 94 (1): 33-39. 
  5. Jephat Chifamba, Thabiso Nhovoro, William Pote and Herbert M Chinyanga (2015). Low birth weight rat model for Zimbabwe and uses in blood pressure studies. JASSA. (In press). 
  6. Andrew Mugwagwa, Louis L Gadaga, Dexter Tagwireyi and William Pote (2015). Anti-amnesic effects of a Hydroethanolic extract of Crinum macowanii on Scopolamine-induced memory impairment in mice. Journal of Neurodegenerative Diseases. (In press) 
  7. Pote William, Chinyanga Herbert M, Musara Colin, P fukenyi Davies, Gadaga Loius L, Nyandoro George and Tagwireyi Dexter (2014). Anxiolytic activity of a Boophone disticha: Behavioral analysis in mice subjected to early maternal separation followed by later stressors.  Organic Chem Curr Res 2014, 3:3. 

Conference Presentations

  1. Pote W, Nkomozepi P, and Mudambo KST, 2006. The prevalence of preauricular pits/sinus among medical students at the university Zimbabwe. Annual Medical Research Day (AMRD32/06) on the 21st of October 2006.
  2. Pote W, Nkomozepi P, and Mudambo KST The association of preauricular pits with auditory function and high Diastolic blood pressure among students at the University of Zimbabwe. Annual Medical Research Day (AMRD16/07) on the 26th  of October 2007)
  3. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, Chinyanga Herbert M, Musara Collin, Nyandoro George, Chifamba Jephat, and Nkomozepi Pilani. Cardiovascular effects of Boophone disticha aqueous ethanolic extract on early maternally separated BALB/c mice. NAPRECA Monthly Seminar held at Medical School (UZCHS) on 24 February 2012.
  4. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, Chinyanga Herbert M, Musara Collin, Nyandoro George, Chifamba Jephat, and Nkomozepi Pilani. Cardiovascular effects of Boophone disticha aqueous ethanolic extract on early maternally separated BALB/c mice. NAPRECA Annual Symposium held at Bronte Hotel in Harare on 1 December 2012.
  5. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, Chinyanga Herbert M, Musara Collin, Nyandoro George, Chifamba Jephat, and Nkomozepi Pilani. Long term cardiovascular and autonomic response to B. disticha in a mouse model of anxiety. Annual Medical Research Day on the 19 October 2013.
  6. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, Chinyanga Herbert. M, Musara Collin, Nyandoro George, Chifamba Jephat, and Nkomozepi Pilani. Long term cardiovascular and autonomic response to B. disticha in a mouse model of anxiety. BMBSZ Symposium at Bronte Hotel in Harare on the 30th of October 2013.
  7. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, Chinyanga Herbert M, Colin Musara, and Pfukenyi Davies (2014). Anxiolytic activity of a Boophone disticha: behavioral analysis in mice. Faculty Veterinary Science and Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture DPhil Seminar Series at Faculty of Veterinary Science on 23 April 2014.

 

Exhibitions attended where research results and products were exhibited

  1. Pote William,  Mwandiringana Ellen, Professor Tagwireyi, Professor DM Pfukenyi, Professor HM Chinyanga, Mr Gadaga LL., Dr C Musara. Commercialization of Mudzepeti/Incgotho (Boophone disticha) Antistress Pack: From Laboratory experiments to field application in Agriculture and clinical use in Veterinary Practice. RIOSET (02-05 September 2015).
  2. Tagwireyi D, Gadaga L, Pote W, Mwandiringana E and Maposa P. Accelerated Growth through Drugs Developed from Indigenous Medicinal Plant Research. From Poison to Medicine: The Boophane Project. ZITF  (27 April-1 May 2015). 
  3. Tagwireyi Dexter, Gadaga Louis L., Zulu Daniel and Pote William. Boophone disticha from Poison to Drug.  Institutional Research and Interlectual Expo (RIE) 2012 at the University of Zimbabwe in September 2012. 
  4. Tagwireyi Dexter, Gadaga Louis L., and Pote William. Boophone disticha from Poison to Drug.  Institutional Research and Interlectual Expo (RIE) 2013 at the University of Zimbabwe in August 2013 
  5. Pote William, Musara Colin Tagwireyi Dexter, and  Gadaga Louis L. (2011-2012). Boophone disticha: A remedy that boosts human health and animal welfare. Institutional Research and Interlectual Expo (RIE) 2013 at the University of Zimbabwe in August 2013. 
  6. Pote William, Musara Colin Tagwireyi Dexter, and  Gadaga Louis L. (2011-2012). Boophone disticha: A remedy that boosts human health and animal welfare. International Science, Engineering, Technology and Innovation SETI 2013 Hosted by The ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science, Innovation and Technology at The Harare Exhibition Park in September 2013. Research and Intellectual Expo (RIE) 2013 at the University of Zimbabwe in September 2013. 
  7. Pote William, Musara Colin, Tagwireyi Dexter, and Gadaga Louis L. and Pfukenyi Davies M.  Boophone disticha: A remedy that boosts human health and animal welfare. Project was nominated on July 2014 for University of Zimbabwe Faculty of Veterinary Science at Zimbabwe (Harare) International Agriculture Show, in August 2014 at Harare Exhibition Park.

Grants and Awards

  1. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, DM Pfukenyi and HM Chinyanga. Application of Boophone disticha extracts in reducing impact of stress in poultry, pigs and dogs: Randomised-controlled field trials. August 2015. UZ Research Board. US$3000.00
  1. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, DM Pfukenyi and HM Chinyanga. Boophone disticha: From Laboratory to Agriculture and Veterinary application (RIOSET exhibition improvement) August 2015. UZ Research Board. US$1002.00
  1. Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, DM Pfukenyi and HM Chinyanga A critical investigation into the neuropharmacological effects of Boophone disticha crude extract and isoquinoline alkaloidal constituents in animal models. November 2015. UZ Research Board. US$10 000.00
  1. Mwandiringana E, Pote William, Tagwireyi Dexter, DM Pfukenyi and HM Chinyanga. Morphological, biochemical and behavioural effects of Boophone disticha administration in induced neurodegenerative amnesia animal models. UZ Research Board. US$4372.00
  1. Tagwireyi Dexter, Gadaga Louis L., and Pote William (RIE 2013). Boophone disticha from Poison to Drug. University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor’s 2013 RIE Awards (Secord Prize in Sciences, US$3000.00 
  1. Pote William, Musara Colin, Tagwireyi Dexter, and Gadaga Louis L. (2011-2012). Effects of Boophone disticha on early maternally separated mice/rats. University of Zimbabwe Research and Interlectual Expo 2013 Grant (US$700.00) 
  1. Tagwireyi Dexter, Gadaga Louis L., and Pote William (2011-2012). Boophone disticha from Poison to Drug. University of Zimbabee Research and Interlectual Expo (RIE 2013) Grant (US$500.00) 
  1. Pote William, Musara Colin Tagwireyi Dexter, and Gadaga Louis L., (2011-2012). Effects of Boophone disticha on early maternally separated mice/rats. University of Zimbabwe Research Board Grant No. RB108/11 (US$5000.00) 
  1. Tagwireyi Dexter, Gadaga Louis., and Pote William (2011-2012). Boophone disticha from Poison to Drug. University of Zimbwbe Research Board Grant (US$5000.00) 
  1. Pote William and Mwoyofiri Tichasvika (2006-2007). Vice Chancelor’s Grant for Intercalated students in Physiology.

 

Relevant International Certificates, etc

  1. University of Zimbabwe Postgraduate Centre Higher degrees by research workshop (Key Components Of The Research Process: Workshop For Mphil And Dphil Students) at HLT200, UZ, on 20 – 21 July, 2015.
  2. TReND in Africa Scientific Writing and Communication Course at Chancellor College, University of Malawi from the 7th to 12th September 2015.
  3. TReND in Africa “Open Labware: 3D printing your own lab equipment” to held at the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between May 17th and May 30th 2015
  4. University Of Edinburgh & University Of Zimbabwe Workshop: A Guide to Successful & Responsible Publishing held in Harare at Bronte: The Garden Hotel on Friday 17th July 2015.

 

Current Community Engagement

 

Alumni Induction Dinner