Prof. Lisa Claire du Toit

Prof. Lisa Claire du Toit was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2022. As a fellow, Prof. Lisa Claire du Toit contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

South Africa
Year elected
Chemical Sciences

Lisa Claire du Toit, B.Pharm, M.Pharm, Ph.D. (Wits) is a Personal Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Senior Researcher of the Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit (WADDP) in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Prof. du Toit has over 230 publications and an h-index of 46 (Scopus). Prof. du Toit is an inventor on 9 granted patents and on several PCT applications filed internationally. Her latest research outputs have established her globally as a leader in nano-enabled and bioresponsive systems for bioactive delivery and tissue regeneration. She has been included in Stanford’s World Top 2% Scientists list among the Top 5 in the School of Therapeutic Sciences. Prof. du Toit was awarded a Friedel Sellschop Award in 2014 which recognizes and supports exceptional young researchers. Prof. du Toit was also inducted as a member of the South African Young Academy of Scientists (SAYAS) in 2014, based on academic merit and demonstration of advancement of the field of Science. Prof. du Toit was second runner-up in the Women in Science Awards in 2015, in the category in the Distinguished Young Women Researchers Category. She received the TWAS Young Affiliateship in 2019, which is an honor given to only up to 25 developing-nation researchers with at least 10 international publications demonstrating potential for a high-impact career. In 2020, Prof. du Toit was short-listed as a finalist for the 2019/2020 NSTF-South32 Awards in the category: TW Kambule-NSTF Award: Emerging Researcher. Prof. du Toit was inducted as a member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in 2023.