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Te Tari Moromoroiti me te Ārai Mate

Nichaela Harbison-Price


Current research:

PhD Thesis: 

"Mechanisms of bactericidal action and antibiotic resensitisation by the zinc ionophore PBT2”"

Supervisors: Professor Greg Cook


Achievements:

2019: Sandy Smith Scholarship

2019: 1st place BMS Postgraduate Symposium ten-minute talk 

2018/2019: Departmental Publicity Committee Member

2017: Todd Foundation Award for Excellence 

2017: University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship

2016: John Miles Prize

2016: OSMS Summer Studentship Dean’s Prize 

2015: Margaret and John Loutit Prize


 

Publications:

Harbison-Price N, Ferguson SA, Heikal A, Taiaroa G, Hards K, Nakatani Y, Rennison D, Brimble MA, El-Deeb IM, Bohlmann L, McDevitt CA, von Itzstein M, Walker MJ, Cook GM. 2020. Multiple bacterial mechanisms of the zinc ionophore PBT2. mSphere 5:e00157-20.
     
McGowan JE, Harper AD, Davison EK, Jeong JY, Mros S, Harbison-Price N, Van Zuylen EM, Knottenbelt MK, Heikal A, Ferguson SA, McConnell MA, Cook GM, Krittaphol W, Walker GF, Brimble MA, Rennison D. 2020. Substituted sulfonamide bioisosteres of 8-hydroxyquinoline as zinc-dependent antibacterial compounds. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters doi:10.1016/j.bmcl.2020.127110.
        
Bohlmann L, De Oliveira DMP, El-Deeb IM, Brazel EB, Harbison-Price N, Ong CY, Rivera-Hernandez T, Ferguson SA, Cork AJ, Phan M-D, Soderhom AT, Davies MR, Nimmo GR, Dougan G, Schembri MA, Cook GM, McEwan AG, von Itzstein M, McDevitt CA, Walker MJ. 2018. Chemical synergy between ionophore PBT2 and zinc reverses antibiotic resistance. mBio 9:e02391-18.
      
Taiaroa G, Harbison-Price N, Ferguson SA, Carter GP, Williamson DA, Macknight RC, Cook GM, Heikal A. 2018. Complete genome sequence of a New Zealand isolate of the bovine pathogen Streptococcus uberis. Genome Announcements 6:e00119-18.