Meet the leaders behind GENUS.
GENUS is led by a number of dedicated board members and key individuals committed to achieving our vision, goals and mission.
Professor Jennifer Botha
As the Director of Genus, Jennifer continues to developing implementing strategic plans support palaeoscience research, nurture the next generation of palaeoscientists and making palaeoscience accessible to a wider community.
Dr Christine Steininger
As the Projects Director of Genus, Christine is developing a sustainable future for palaeoscience through strategic planning and fundraising.
Joy coordinates grant administration, solicits and writes grants to secure funding for researchers and projects. She produces research and financial reports, manages budgets, and provides valuable management information.
Science Engagement and Financial Officer
Tandi is responsible for managing our organization's finances, ensuring smooth financial operations. Additionally, she is dedicated to science engagement, connecting our grantees and partners with the broader public.
Science Communication Intern
Julliet is MSc candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand and a Science Communication Intern at Genus. She writes and edits articles, promotes events and creates content for social media.
Chandelé is an MSc candidate at the University of the Witwatersrand and a data analyst for Genus. As a data analyst, she organizes, compiles, and analyzes various reports to ensure the organization operates effectively.
Board members - Steering Committee
Professor Lynn Morris
DVC of Research and Innovation, University of the Witwatersrand
Dr Gilbert Siko
Director, Science Missions, Dept. of Science and Innovations
Dr Makobetsa Khati
Executive Director, Research Chairs and Centres of Excellence, National Research Foundations
Professor Nithaya Chetty
Dean, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Marion Bamford
Director, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand
Professor Michelle Hamer
Director, National Science Collection Facility, South African National Biodiversity Institute
Professor Christopher Henshilwood
Director, SapienCE, University of Bergen and SARCHI Chair, Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand
Dr Moleboheng Mohapi
Director, Ditsong National Museum of Natural History