Dr. Govender joined the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa, as a research assistant in Natural products in 1991. She studied honours in chemistry at the University of Durban Westville, South Africa, whilst being employed as a laboratory technician at the institution, and graduated with her BSc Honours degree in 2001. In 2003 she was employed as an associate lecturer. She then achieved her MSc (analytical chemistry ) in 2011 at the new merged institution, University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2018 she graduated with her PhD degree in chemistry (Organic synthetic chemistry) and was promoted to Lecturer. She is currently co-supervising students in analytical chemistry as well as in organic synthetic chemistry and is also the sole supervisor for an MSc project in organic synthetic chemistry (including antibacterial and anti-cancer activity). Her PhD has produced two publications and the third paper is yet to be published.
Title : Synthesis and antibacterial activity of quinoline tetrazolo phenylhydrazine hybrids