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Past lab members

Moira Heron, BSc Hons student 2021

Sonya Fenton, BBiomedsci Hons student 2020

Amy Watts, BBiomedsci Hons student 2020

Paulo Urbano, Postdoctoral fellow 2019-2020

Hamish Angus, BSc Hons student 2016; PhD student 2017-2020

Current position - Teach First NZ Scholar

Doug Gaskarth, MSc student 2018 - 2019

Current position - PhD student, Kemp lab

Luis Munoz-Erazo, postdoctoral fellow 2018-2019

Current position - Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington

Sam Norton,  BBiomedSci (Hons) student 2013, PhD student 2014 - 2017, postdoctoral fellow 2018-19

  • 2nd place, OSMS Postgraduate Symposium Poster 2016
  • Sandy Smith Scholarship 2015
  • Genesis Oncology Trust Professional Development Award 2015
  • Webster Centre for Infectious Disease Travel Award 2014
  • ASI Travel Award 2014
  • Gut Health Network Travel Award 2014
  • winner OMSRS PhD Award 2014

Current position, founder, Nanix, www.nanix.co.nz

Simon Shirley, MSc student 2015 (with Sarah Hook); PhD student 2016 - 2019 (with Julie Cakebread and Ali Hodgkinson, AgResearch) 

Current position  - postdoctoral fellow, Rockefeller University, New York, USA

Julia Leman, MSc student 2017 - 2018

Current position - PhD student, Germany

  • 2nd Place BMS Postgraduate Symposium Short Talk 2017

Kit Moloney-Geany, PGDip student 2018

Current position - PhD student, Department of Biochemistry

Kirsten Ward-Harststonge, PGDipSci student 2013, PhD student 2014  - 2017

  • Winner NZASI Buck Award Immunology 2017
  • Genesis Professional Development Award 2017
  • Winner - Young Researcher Award NZ Society of Oncology 2016
  • Winner OMSRS PhD Award 2016
  • Winner OSMS Postgraduate Symposium PK Talk 2016
  • Awarded ASI Travel Award to attend ICI 2016
  • Awarded Lotteries Research Health PhD Scholarship 2014
  • Awarded Genesis Oncology Trust Post-graduate Scholarship 2014 (declined)
  • winner - Brenda Shore Award for Women 2014
  • winner - Todd Foundation Award for Excellence 2014

Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Canada

Shirley Shen MSc student 2015 - 2017

  • Student Representative Australasian Society of Cytometry
  • 2nd Place OSMS Postgraduate Symposium PK Talk 2016

Current Position: Research Assistant, University of Auckland

Ed Taylor  BSc (Hons) student 2011; summer student 2010/11; PhD student 2012  - 2016

  • Webster Centre for Infectious Disease Travel Award 2014
  • Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Trust Travel Award 2014
  • ASI Travel Award 2014
  • Gut Health Network Travel Award 2014
  • runner up  Buck Award for best student presentation NZASI 2014 
  • awarded Sandy Smith Memorial Scholarship 2013
  • awarded ASI Travel Award 2013
  • awarded NZASI Travel Award 2013
  • winner Eli Lilly Award for best trainee presentation at NZSO 2013
  • awarded NZSO Trainee Travel Award 2012
  • 1st equal 4th Year student presentation 2011
  • Featured in ODT 2013

Current Position: Quality Assurance Lead, Xero

Andrew Highton – B. Biomed. Sci Hons Student 2010; Ph.D. student 2011 - 2015

  • winner Eli Lilley Award for best trainee presentation at NZSO 2014
  • awarded NZSO Travel Grant 2014
  • awarded Nuffield Medical Post-doctoral Fellowship to Oxford University 2014
  • 1st= poster prize - Australasian Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics Development Meeting 2014
  • highly commended (poster) OSMS Postgraduate Research Forum 2014
  • awarded Gut Health Network Travel Award 2013
  • awarded NZASI Travel Award 2013
  • awarded Webster Center for Infectious Disease Travel Scholarship 2013
  • winner of the Otago Medical Research Society Prize at the Division of Health Sciences Annual Research Forum 2012
  • awarded Sandy Smith Memorial Scholarship 2012
  • awarded ASI Travel Award 2010

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Current position: University of Otago

Tim McCulloch - Research Technician 2014

Current position: PhD Student, Australia

Tom Worters - BBiomedSci (Hons) Student 2014 (with Grant Butt)

* awarded First Class Hons

Current position - public health

Elliott Dunn - M.Sc Student 2012 – 2014

* second place Dept 4th Year Presentations 2012

* awarded second prize at the Otago Medical School Research Society Awards for 4th Year Students 2012

* awarded second prize at the Otago Medical School Research Society Awards for Summer Students 2013

* People's Choice Award - 2013 OSMS Postgrad Symposium

* Winner - Baxter Healthcare Young Investigator Award 2013

* awarded Gut Health Network Travel Award 2013

Current position: Brandon Capital

Kristian Thomson - M.Sc Student (with Michelle McConnell) 2012 – 2014

* awarded NZASI Travel Award 2013

Current position: Research Assistant, Germany

Georgia Bell - Summer Student 2011-12, PGDip.Sci Student 2012 - 2013

Research Technician 2012 – 2014

* awarded Rona Scholarship 2014

Current position - Ngai Tahu and ESR

Adrian Patterson - Summer Student 2012-13

* awarded University of Otago Scholarship in Science

Current position - Medical Writer, BPAC

Adam Girardin - Research Technician: 2009 - 2012

*awarded NZSO Trainee Member Travel Award 2011

Current position - GP registrar, Melbourne

Cameron Field - B.Sc Hons Student 2011, Research Technician 2012

* awarded Best Student Presentation Award at NZASI 2012

Current position - Scientist, Quell Therapeutics, London, UK

Elyce du Mez - B.Sc Hons Student 2011; Summer Student 2011/12, Research Technician July 2012 - Oct 2012

Current position - Assurity Consulting

Fabienne Libuda - Visiting M.Sc Student (Hannover Medical School) 2011/12

Current position - PhD student, Hanover, Germany

Julia Prier – B.Sc Hons Student 2010; Summer Student 2009/10, 2010/11

* awarded ASI Travel Award 2010

* awarded Webster Centre for Infectious Disease Postgraduate Travel Award 2010

* Highly Commended OSMS Summer Studentship 2010/11

 

Nicola King - Summer Student 2009/10, 2010/11