Dr Matshawe Tukulula

 Matshawandile Tukulula
Dr Tukulula obtained his BSc, BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees from Rhodes University (2003-2009), and his PhD from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2012. He was then appointed by the CSIR as a researcher (2013-2014) and Senior Researcher (2015-2016). Thereafter, he joined the CIPC-DTI in 2016 as Patent Searcher/Examiner, followed by the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) as an Organic Chemistry Senior Lecturer in 2017.

Dr Tukulula’s broad research interest revolves around utilization of Organic Synthesis in Drug Discovery and Design.

  Senior Lecturer
  PhD (UCT)
MSc (Rhodes University)
BSc (Hons)
Discipline:   Chemistry
Campus:   Westville
  031 260 8756
Research Areas:   Organic Synthesis, Medicinal Chemistry and Polymeric Drug Delivery/Nanomedicine
Recent Publications:   O.O. Oderinlo, M. Tukulula, M. Isaacs, H.C. Hoppe, D. Taylor, V.J. Smith and S.D. Khanye. New thiazolidine‐2,4‐dione derivatives combined with organometallic ferrocene: Synthesis, structure and antiparasitic activity.
Appl. Organomet. Chem., 2018:e4385.

J.O. Muga, J.W. Gathirwa, M. Tukulula and W.G.Z.O. Jura. In vitro evaluation of chloroquine-loaded and heparin surface-functionalized solid lipid nanoparticles. Malaria J., 2018, 17:133.

M. Tukulula, L. Gouveia, P. Paixao, R. Hayeshi, B. Naicker and A. Dube. Functionalization of PLGA Nanoparticles with 1,3-β-glucan Enhances the Intracellular Pharmacokinetics of Rifampicin in Macrophages. Pharm. Res., 2018, 35:111



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