Dr Maya Makatini, University of the Witwatersrand

Dr Maya Makatini has a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (2011). She is interested in the therapeutic properties of peptides and investigates the design and synthesis of peptidomimetics and organic molecules that could assist in wound healing, as well as animal, plant and human diseases, diagnostics and biocatalytics. She has won NRF Thuthuka funding, as well as a Medical Research Council Self-Initiated Grant.