South African Young Academy of Science

Munyaradzi Christopher Marufu

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Dr Munyaradzi Christopher Marufu is a veterinary parasitologist who obtained a BVSc degree (2006) from the University of Zimbabwe, an MSc degree (2009) with distinction from the University of Fort Hare and a PhD degree (2014) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. After working at academic and government institutions for about 12 years, he was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Veterinary Parasitologist in the Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases (University of Pretoria) in 2019. Dr Marufu is involved in teaching of undergraduate Veterinary Science and Veterinary Nursing courses in Helminthology, ticks and tick-borne diseases, and the supervision of graduate students. In addition, he has been guest lecturing, moderating honours courses and externally examining theses for several universities in South Africa. Dr Marufu’s research focuses on finding sustainable solutions to animal health challenges caused by parasites in different animal production systems. He is a National Research Foundation Y2 (Young Promising) rated scientist. To date, Dr Marufu has supervised/co-supervised 5 MSc and 1 PhD student to completion and currently supervises/co-supervises 6 MSc and 4 PhD students.