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.

Leadership

Dr Christine Steininger

Project Director

Developing and Implementing Strategic and Operational Plans that will make GENUS sustainable into the future to support palaeoscience research, nurture future generations of palaeoscientists and making palaeoscience accessible to a wider community.

Tandi Scott-Turner

Financial Officer

Pinpointing, understanding and supporting the needs of the Partners, Researchers and Students sponsored by GENUS is a role Tandi fills. She is responsible for all financial and administrative functions, going beyond her duties to assist Grantees.

Nompumelelo Maringa

Fauna Research Assistant

Nompumelelo is an assistant curator and microfaunal specialist who studies faunal assemblages in the Cradle of Humankind.

Recognise Sambo

Fauna Research Assistant

Recognise is an assistant curator and macrofaunal specialist who studies faunal assemblages in the Cradle of Humankind.

Chandelé Montgomery

Data Analyst

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.

Atashni Moopen

Data Analyst

Atashni 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.

Nithya Eswaran

Science and Communication Intern

Nithya Eswaran is the sci-com intern at GENUS. She designs relevant social media content, captures moments at different GENUS conferences and promotes related events of social media platforms.

Julliet Maphutha

Science and Communication Intern

Julliet Maphutha is the sci-com intern at GENUS. She writes and edits articles, promotes events and creates content for social media.

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