Lerato Majara

I was born and raised in a small town called Botshabelo in the Free State Province, South Africa. I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Medical Microbiology at the University of the Free State. This was followed by an Honours and Master’s degree in Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Cape Town. I just started a PhD looking at the genomics of Schizophrenia in a Xhosa population. In five years I hope to be post-doctoral fellow competent in GWAS analyses. More than that, I hope to be involved in training honours and master students undertaking neuropsychiatric genomics research. Hiking is my favorite thing to do in Cape Town. At least twice a year I take part in a marathon (I’ve only ever completed half marathons) to experience the majestic views of the city. I also like going to the local food markets to try out the various delicacies