Professor Ernesta Meintjes elected as an inductee into the UCT College of Fellows

26 Oct 2022
26 Oct 2022

Every year the University of Cape Town (UCT) recognises permanent academic staff members for original and distinguished academic work that is deserving of special acknowledgement.

Induction into the UCT College of Fellows is one of the highest accolades an academic staff member can receive. The fellowship is a reward to academic staff members for their years of commitment and dedication to their work.

This year, four academics were into the prestigious UCT College of Fellows, including our very own Prof Ernesta Meintjes.

Professor Ernesta Meintjes (Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences)

Professor Meintjes is the South African Research Chair in brain imaging and professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Human Biology. With her training in nuclear magnetic resonance and pulse sequence programming, Professor Meintjes performed the first functional magnetic resonance imaging studies in South Africa. She has investigated the effects of early life insults – such as maternal drinking during pregnancy, and the human immunodeficiency virus – on brain development. This has been with a view to improving management strategies and evaluating target interventions.

Congratulations Prof Meintjes on this incredible and prestigious achievement.

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