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?
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
Professor Andrea Fuller, Director
Professor Peter Kamerman
Associate Professor Lois Harden
Associate Professor Karine Scheuermaier
Associate Professor Antonia Wadley
Doctor Prinisha Pillay
Mr Khaalid Khan
Mrs Tapiwa Chinaka
Mr Zipho Zwane
For more information on the Brain Function Research Group, contact Prof Andrea Fuller (Andrea.Fuller@wits.ac.za)