About Me

Peter Kamerman

I am a physiologist with a keen interest in the open science movement, and in recent years I have started teaching myself R and complementary tools to help me meet my open science goals.

I am based at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, where I teach for the School of Physiology, and conduct research under the banner of the Brain Function Research Group; an amalgam of investigators interested in topics related to functions of the brain, and physiological and biochemical processes in which the central nervous system plays a key regulatory role. My teaching involves undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in systems-based physiology and pathophysiology, with a focus on neuroscience. For my research, I lead an active research programme in the field of HIV-related pain with a primary focus on the epidemiology, genetics and pathophysiology of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy.

I also run a data science consultancy Blueprint Analystics, which focuses on the development and execution of analysis plans for biomedical and social science research. In addition I work with investigators to develop reproducible research workflows and to train groups in the use of the R statistical environment.

In my free-time I like nothing better than to hit the trails on my mountain bike.

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