Gugu Gama

Honours Student


Gugu Gama is a biochemistry and botany graduate (2016) and is currently studying an Honours Degree in Botany at the University of Johannesburg. Her research uses DNA barcoding techniques and focuses on creating a compendium of locally-harvested bark species that are a part of the informal trade within traditional medicine. She is passionate about plants and service to humanity.

Key Achievements

  • 2016 Top Community Engagement Volunteer
  • 2015 Chairperson of Community Development Association
  • 2013 Good Fellowship Award
  • 2013 Ubuntu Award


DNA Barcoding – Medicinal species

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