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Lerato Majara

South Africa

Lerato has a background in Medical Microbiology, having completed her undergraduate and MSc degrees in the field. She shifted slightly to pursue a PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Cape Town (UCT). Her PhD thesis investigated the genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia in the South African Xhosa population.

Lerato is currently pursuing a Postdoctoral fellowship on the Neuropsychiatric Genetics in African Populations (NeuroGAP) project. When she is not doing research, she tutors mathematics to high school learners for a non-profit organization called Fun Learning for Youth (FLY). She also enjoys running on road and trail, hiking and visiting food markets.