Dr Nicola Douglass is a Research Officer at the University of Cape Town (UCT). She did her undergraduate and postgraduate studies at UCT, obtaining her Honours degree in Medical Biochemistry, and MSc and PhD degrees in Medical Microbiology under the supervision of Prof. K. Dumbell. Most of her work has been related to poxvirus research.
She is presently working in a part-time capacity in Prof. A-L Williamson's group developing novel (poxvirus) vaccine vectors for use as both HIV-1 and veterinary vaccines. Her work entails the supervision of postgraduate students and practical aspects of poxvirus research required for the development and testing of HIV-1 vaccines.
Outside of work, Dr Douglass has become involved in extra-curricular activities of her children (committee member of Dolphins Diving) and enjoys outdoor activities as well as the odd game of squash.
Poxviral Vaccine Vectors
Post: Division of Medical Virology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Anzio Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa