Dr Donald Seanego

Investigator | AMR Chem

Donald received his BSc and BSc (Hons) degrees from University of South Africa (UNISA).

In 2012, Donald took up a position at CSIR Biosciences in Pretoria. He worked on various projects aimed at a novel approach to the development of antimalarial and antitubercular compounds. In 2015, Donald completed his MSc with distinction at University of the Witwatersrand (WITS). He then completed his PhD at the same institution (WITS) under the supervision of Dr Amanda Rousseau and Prof. Charles de Koning. His PhD involved synthesis, design and biological evaluation of antimalarial agents as dual-inhibitors of Plasmodium falciparum calcium-dependent protein kinases (PfCDPK1 and PfCDPK4). Donald was involved in tutoring and demonstrating to undergraduate students studying Chemistry (1st year to 3rd year of study) at WITS.

Donald joined H3D in March 2019 as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in medicinal chemistry. He is currently working on a program aiming at the development of novel antimalarial compounds.