School of Life Sciences

Dr Fikisiwe Gebashe


Dr Gebashe obtained her PhD from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (PMB) in 2019 on the thesis titled “Pharmacological and phytochemical properties of grasses used in South African traditional medicine.” She was awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship by UKZN (2019-2020) and Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria (until her appointment). She was trained as a plant biologist and specializes in ethnobotany, plant biology, and tissue culture. With the skills acquired from her academic career, knowledge and experience extends to microbiology, seed biology, seed conservation, and bio-processing.

Research interests

  • Ethnobotany

Research profiles