Dr Keolebogile Motaung

Dr Keolebogile Motuang, Gender Summit 5 Africa Speaker

Assistant Dean: Postgraduate Studies, Research and Innovation, Faculty of Science Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa.

The future of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine in the African Continent (download presentation here pdf icon)
Topic B: Learning from and overcoming gender disparities through research

Dr Motaung started her career at TUT in March 1998 as a lecturer. In 1999, she was granted a Technikon Pretoria Research Fund Bursary and in 2001 she received DAAD (German Scholarship) to complete a Master’s degree. She then enrolled for a Master’s degree in Biomedical Technology at the former Technikon Pretoria, which she completed in 2003. In the same year she won a Catalyst Innovation Competition for the most commercially viable innovation developed at a South African University or Technikon.

In 2003, she received the Vice-Chancellor’s award in recognition for exceptional excellence and achievement at Technikon Pretoria. In 2006, Dr Motaung became the first female at TUT to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her D Tech at University of California, Davis, USA. She obtained her D Tech in 2010, at TUT, in collaboration with University of California, Davis, where she worked under the supervision of Prof Hari Reddi, a world-renowned scientist in Morphogenetic Proteins and Regenerative Medicine.  Self-assured and systematic, Dr Motaung has been invited as a speaker and visiting researcher at several international conferences and universities.