Internal Medicine

Research Laboratory

Research LaboratoryHead of Department

Dr Aslam Sathar (PhD)

The Division of Medicine Research Laboratory is situated on the first floor of the Medical School.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the environment, support and leadership which will facilitate the performance of laboratory-based research within the Division of Medicine, and to develop research capacity and interest in laboratory research among clinicians.

We therefore welcome anyone who cares to approach us with suggestions for collaborative work in the future.

Our Facilities

We run an efficient and well-equipped molecular DNA laboratory. We are also equipped for basic biochemical and analytical work.


The Laboratory reports to the Research Committee and HOD of the Division of Medicine via Dr Fraser Pirie.

Current Projects


1. Dr Aslam Sathar (HOD)

2. Dr Rosemary Pegoraro PhD (part-time)

Contact Us

Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4313
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 4458

Physical Address:

Medicine Research Laboratories, Room, 1st Floor,Medical School, 719 Umbilo Rd, Congella, Durban

Postal Address:

Medicine Research Laboratories, Division of Medicine, Private Bag 7, Congella, South Africa 4013

E-mail: Dr A Sathar: