Dr. Thabisile Mpofana (PhD)

Person Dr. Thabisile Mpofana (PhD)
Telephone 0312608116
Email Mpofana@ukzn.ac.za
Campus Westville
Room F2-413

Department of Human Physiology

Research Interests Neurodevelopmental disorders, neurodegenerative disorders
Designation Lecturer
 Biosketch My research interest is in the effects of early-life adversity in the development and progression of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. My focus has largely been on animal models of Parkinson’s disease.
List of Publications T. Mpofana, W. Daniels and M. Mabandla, “Neuroprotective Effects of Caffeine on a Maternally Separated Parkinsonian Rat Model,” Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2014, pp. 84-91. doi: 10.4236/jbbs.2014.42011.

Thabisile Mpofana, Willie M. U. Daniels, and Musa V. Mabandla, “Exposure to Early Life Stress Results in Epigenetic Changes in Neurotrophic Factor Gene Expression in a Parkinsonian Rat Model,” Parkinson’s Disease, vol. 2016, Article ID 6438783, 7 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/6438783

R. P. Biney, T. Mpofana and E. A. Kasanga (2018).  Free Radicals in Oxidative Stress, Aging, and Neurodegenerative Disorders (S. Uddin and S. Amran). Handbook of Research on Critical Examinations of Neurodegenerative Disorders, pp 48-75