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Fineran Lab Oct 2018 
(Left-Right): Peter Fineran, Leah Smith, Aroa Rey Campa, Hannah Hampton, Tim Ferguson, Mariya Yevstigneyeva, Robert Fagerlund, Nils Birkholz, Howard Maxwell, Lucia Malone, Susie Warring, Simon Jackson and Tess McBride

Current group members 

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Prof. Peter Fineran
Principal Investigator
Office: +64 3 479 7735
Lab: +64 3 479 8373

Rob Fagerlund2Hannah Hampton2Simon Jackson2Suzie Warring

Postgraduate students

Nils BirkholzAroa Rey CampaLucia MaloneHoward MaxwellLeah SmithMariya Yevstigneyeva

Tess McBride; PhD student
Bridget Fellows; MSc student
Maureen Yin; Honours student
Leighton Payne; Honours student


Lab alumni

Post-doctoral researchers

Dr Raymond Staals, 2014-2016 (Group Leader, Wageningen University, NL)
Dr Ron Dy, 2013-2014 (currently Group Leader, University of the Phillipines)
Dr Rebekah Frampton, 2011-2012 (currently Plant and Food Research, NZ)
Dr Tamzin Gristwood, 2008-2009 (currently Oxford PharmaGenesis, UK)
Dr Matt McNeil, 2012-2013 (currently INRI, Seattle, USA)
Dr Rita Przybilski, 2010-2012 (currently University of Otago)

Research assistants

Mr James Chang, 2012 (currently University of Otago)
Mr James Clulow, 2010 (currently Nestle, Switzerland)
Ms Marina Iglesias Cans, 2009-2010 (currently Monaghan Biosciences, Ireland)
Mr Andrew McCaw, 2008-2009 (currently Monash University, Australia)
Mrs Corinda Taylor, 2012-2018 (currently LifeMatters, NZ)
Mr Max Wilkinson, 2014-2015 (currently Cambridge University, UK)

PhD students

Dr Matthew McNeil, 2009-2012 (currently INRI, Seattle, USA)
Dr Corinna Richter, 2010-2013 (currently Lund University, Sweden)
Dr Ron Dy, 2010-2013 (currently Group Leader, University of the Phillipines)
Dr Adrian Patterson, 2014-2017 (currently Kainic Medical Communications, NZ)
Dr Hannah Hampton, 2014-2018 (currently University of Otago)
Dr Bridget Watson, 2015-2018 (currently University of Otago)

MSc students

Mr Reuben Vercoe, 2010-2012 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Thomas Paterson, 2010-2013 (currently Forage Agronomist, PGG Wrightson, NZ)
Mr James Chang, 2012-2013 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Koen Semeijn, 2013 (currently University of Sheffield, UK)
Ms Anne Vogel, 2014 (currently Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway)
Mr Sebastian Kieper, 2014-2015 (currently Technical University of Delft, Netherlands)
Mr Nils Birkholz, 2016 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Brian Tong, 2016-2018
Ms Carolin Warnecke, 2017
Mr Tim Ferguson, 2018

BSc (Hons) students

Mr James Clulow, 2009 (currently Nestle, Switzerland)
Ms Iris Chan, 2011 (currently Nursing)
Mr James Chang, 2011 (currently University of Otago)
Ms Hannah Hampton, 2013 (currently University of Otago)
Ms Rebecca McKenzie, 2013 (currently Technical University of Delft, Netherlands)
Ms Bridget Watson, 2014 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Max Wilkinson, 2014 (currently Cambridge University, UK)
Mr Howard Maxwell, 2017 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Nick Donaldson, 2018
Ms Tess McBride, 2018 (currently University of Otago)

PGDipSci students

Ms Annie Huang, 2009 (currently AsureQuality, NZ)
Mr Brian Tong, 2015
Mr Tim Ferguson, 2016 (currently University of Otago)

Summer students

Mr James Clulow, 2008-2009 (currently Nestle, Switzerland)
Mr Thomas Paterson, 2009-2010 (currently Forage Agronomist, PGG Wrightson, NZ)
Ms Tahlia Whiting, 2010-2011 (currently Lincoln High School Science teacher)
Mr James Chang, 2011-2012 (currently University of Otago)
Ms Bridget Watson, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Max Wilkinson, 2013-2014 (currently Cambridge University, UK)
Ms Elizabeth Prentice, 2013-2014 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Blair Ney, 2014-2015 (currently University of Canberra, Australia)
Ms Danni Chen, 2014-2015 (currently University of Otago)
Ms Alison Morey, 2015-2016
Mr Howard Maxwell, 2016-2017 (currently University of Otago)
Mr Nick Donaldson, 2017-2018 (currently University of Otago)
Ms Maureen Yin, 2018-2019 (currently University of Otago)
Ms Tess McBride, 2018-2019 (currently University of Otago)


Ms Desiree Cossyleon, 2010 (currently Indiana University, USA)
Ms Angela Holguin Moreno, 2012 (currently University of Toronto, Canada)
Ms Elena Lopez Acedo, 2014 (Extremadura, Spain)
Mr Jacob Marogi, 2018 (Gettysberg, USA)
Ms Gisela Parmeciano Di Noto, 2018 (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Dr Luciano Rigano, 2018 (Universidad de Mendoza, Argentina; currently MPI NZ)