© 2015 Sarah E. Rich

Adushan Pillay

RISE Degree 

PhD in Chemistry from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

RISE Network(s) 
South African
Current Position 

Universal Paper & Plastics, South Africa

  1. Design, synthesis, radioactive labeling and kit formulation of technetium radiopharmaceuticals for cancer imaging.
  2. Carbon 14 labeling of biologically active compounds for metabolic and biodistribution studies in animal models.
  3. Synthesis of telemorase inhibitors.
  4. Total synthesis of natural products.

Interested in collaborators in any of these fields.

Special Accomplishments 

South African National Research Foundation Professional Development Postdoctoral Fellowship at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) [June 2012 - February 2014]

Awarded NRF International Free-Standing Postdoctoral Award at the University of Chicago, declined to take on full-time employment in South Africa.

Completed Degree 
July 2013