Bheki Xulu

Dr. Bheki Alex Xulu Professor and SARChI Chair 033 260 5325 xulub@ukzn.ac.za PhD in chemistry, MSc in chemistry, BSc (Honours), BSc Chemistry Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Xulu’s research focuses mainly on the chemistry of biologically relevant oxidants (HOCl, HOBr, HOSCN) and antioxidant (SCN-, glutathione, resveratrol) with the purpose of gaining insight into their kinetics and mechanisms.

Clinton Veale

Dr. Clinton Veale Senior Lecturer 033 260 6365 VealeC@ukzn.ac.za PhD(Chemistry), MSc (Medicinal and Biological Chemistry), Bachelor of Pharmac Chemistry Westville Campus Through collaborative, multidisciplinary projects, Dr Veale’s groups focusses on identifying bioactive compounds which disrupt key biological interactions. In this regard his group have a special interest in disrupting Protein-Protein Interactions, and developing new hit

Werner Van Zyl

Prof. Werner van Zyl Professor 031 260 3188 vanzylw@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MSc, BSc Hons, BSc Chemistry Westville Campus Werner van Zyl earned his BSc (Chemistry and Geology) and BScHons degrees (Chemistry) as well as a MSc degree (1992) in synthetic organometallic chemistry working on gold and platinum carbene complexes at the former Rand Afrikaans University (RAU)

Fanie Van Heerden

Prof. Fanie van Heerden Professor and SARChI Research Chair 033 260 5886 vanheerdenf@ukzn.ac.za PhD Chemistry Pietermaritzburg campus Professor Van Heerden’s research field is Natural Product Chemistry. Her research interest is the phytochemical investigation of important South African medicinal plants and the screening of plant extracts and isolated compounds for biological activity. She also has an

Matshawandile Tukulula

Dr. Matshawandile Tukulula Senior Lecturer 031 260 8756 TukululaM@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), BSc Chemistry Westville Campus 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

Thishana Singh

Dr. Thishana Singh Senior Lecturer 031 260 1395 singht1@ukzn.ac.za PhD (Chemistry) Chemistry Westville Campus Computational chemist in the inter-domain field of Physical-Organic Chemistry. Prior to joining academia, she worked in both the industrial and medical environments. She successfully completed a two-year postdoctoral visit at Stockholm University, Sweden, with Prof PG Andersson where she worked on

Parvesh Singh

Dr. Parvesh Singh Associate Professor 031 260 2181 singhp4@ukzn.ac.za PhD in Organic Chemisty, MSc in Applied Chemistry (specialized in pharmaceuticals), BSc Chemistry Westville Campus Dr Singh is working on several multi-disciplinary research projects at UKZN that involves the synthesis, biological testing against diabetes, cancer and bacterial infections and molecular modelling studies. He was a recipient

Mzamo Shozi

Dr. Mzamo Shozi Senior Lecturer 031 260 3105 Shozim2@ukzn.ac.za PhD, MSc, BSc (Honours), BSc Chemistry Westville Campus Dr Shozi has a strong education and professional background. He is an experienced lecturer with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is killed in leadership skills, public engagement, lecturing and writing of research

Ross Robinson

Prof. Ross Robinson Associate Professor 033 260 6363 RobinsonR@ukzn.ac.za PhD, BSc (Honours).BSc Chemistry Pietermaritzburg campus Professor Ross Robinson currently occupies the position of Dean and Head of School for the School of Chemistry & Physics. His research interest lies in Synthetic Chemistry, where his research group is studying the synthesis of medicinal compounds directed towards

Desigan Reddy

Dr. Desigan Reddy Lecturer 033 260 5324 Reddyd2@ukzn.ac.za PhD, BSc (Honours) Chemistry Pietermaritzburg campus Dr Reddy is a lecturer in Physical Chemistry and an active researcher in the field of kinetic and mechanistic studies. Research interests My research interest is in proteolytic enzymes of African trypanosomes. African trypanosomiasis is a parasitic disease caused by haemoflagellate