Mokhitli Morake

Staff Position: 
Scientist Medicinal / Organic Chemistry
BSc Med (Hons) Medicinal Biochemistry (2012), University of Cape Town
MSc Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2017), North-West University
PhD Chemistry (2022), University of Cape Town

Mokhitli completed his BSc Med(Hons) in 2012 from the University of Cape Town (UCT) and then MSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2017) at North-West University working on the synthesis of artemisinin-based compounds against malaria and tuberculosis supervised by Prof David N’Da and Prof Richard Haynes. Following this he joined H3D, the drug discovery and development centre at UCT, as a scientific officer in medicinal chemistry. He then pursued PhD in Chemistry (2022) under the supervision of Prof Kelly Chibale and Dr Greg Basarab. In 2022 he took a postdoctoral fellowship and lecturing position at the Rhodes University hosted by Prof David Khanye. He joins the CeTPD as a scientist in the AC-BI team. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, hiking and endurance running.