Prof Jeff Finnie completed his PhD in Botany in 1989 specializing in plant biotechnology. He joined the University of Natal (now UKZN) in 1990 and has co-authored over 160 research papers and 6 book chapters, primarily about plant tissue culture and ethnobotany. He has co-supervised over 60 completed MSc and PhD students. He also holds a Master’s in Education. Jeff is an OC from 1980.