Brain Function Research Group
The Brain Function Research Group (BFRG) investigates selected functions of the brain, and physiological and biochemical processes in which the central nervous system plays a key regulatory role.
These selected focus areas are Pain, Sleep and Thermal Physiology. Aspects of thermal physiology investigated are fever and the thermal responses of wild animals to their environment (in Wildlife Conservation Physiology).
For more information on the selected areas of research within the BFRG, click on the links below:
Interested in opportunities for postgraduate study in these areas of research? BFRG Postgraduate Opportunities
Collaborative research is conducted with researchers in the University's Faculties of Health Sciences and Science, and with colleagues at other universities in South Africa and abroad.
Research staff in the BFRG
Prof Andrea Fuller, Director
Dr Anna Haw, Research Officer
Dr Robyn Hetem, Associate Research Officer
Dr Tanya Swanepoel, Associate Research Officer
Mrs Arista Botha, Associate Research Officer
Mrs Tapiwa Chinaka, Senior Technician
Mr Zipho Zwane, Technician
For more information on the Brain Function Research Group, contact Dr Anna Haw (Anna.Haw@wits.ac.za)