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Sandi Willows-Munro

Researcher and Lecturer Genetics, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Dr Sandi Willows-Munro was born in Johannesburg, South Africa but has spent most of her academic career in Cape Town where she received her PhD from Stellenbosch University in 2008. African flora and fauna have always been her passion, and she has been lucky enough to work on the genetics of some of African’s most enigmatic animals including giant sable, spiral-horned antelope, shrews and vultures. Although most of her previous research has focused on mammalian evolution, her field of interest covers evolutionary and molecular biology as a whole. Specifically, she is interested in the use of molecular and phylogenetic techniques to examine the genetic factors underpinning evolutionary processes in large groups with difficult to resolve phylogenies.


  • –present
    Researcher and Lecturer Genetics, University of KwaZulu-Natal

Grants and Contracts

  • 2018
    Researcher and Lecturer Genetics
    Funding Source:
    National Research Foundation