Monday 10th February: Professor Miguel Quiñones-Mateu (Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis) has been promoted to Associate Dean Research for the School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago.
Miguel with lab manager Dr Leanor Hernádez.
Miguel joined the University of Otago in January 2019, when he took up the role of Webster Family Chair in Viral Pathogenesis within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Miguel gained a BSc from Universidad Central de Venezuela and a PhD in Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain. He has spent over 22 years in academia and industry, the last four as Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland Ohio.
He was very impressed with the quality of science and research at Otago. Coming to Otago has allowed him to branch out to other research areas as well as continuing his research on HIV. He particularly enjoys the teaching component of his role in the Department. Miguel’s lab plans to focus on emerging viruses that are could pose a threat to New Zealand biosecurity as well as continuing his work on HIV.
He currently mentors three postgraduate students and is looking forward to expanding his lab and research further. Congratulations Miguel!