Ngonidzashe Faya

Doctor of Philosophy, (Genetics)
Study Completed: 2019
College of Sciences


Thesis Title
The reproductive biology and venom system of the parasitoid wasp Nasonia vitripennis

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The wasp Nasonia vitripennis is a great model system through which to study new genetic leads for counteracting human diseases and agricultural pest challenges. Mr Faya’s research characterised the wasp gene set and potential venom proteins that can be targeted in drug discovery.

Dr Helen Fitzsimons
Associate Professor Gill Norris
Professor Patrick Biggs