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The Maurice Wilkins Centre's affiliate investigators include early to mid career researchers and the large cohort of PhD and MSc students supported by the Centre.

The Centre is proud to be training the next generation of scientific leaders, and provides career development opportunities specifically targeted to its affiliates.

Affiliate Investigators

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  • Ms Elyse Williams

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Maria Abbattista

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Haniyeh Aghababa

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Mr Antonio Ahn

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Ms Abeer Al-Zubaidi

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Emma Andrews

    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Waikato

  • Mr Hamish Angus

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Dr Jisha Antony

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Marjan Askarian-Amiri

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Dr Jonathan Astin

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Htin Aung

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Mr Zin Khant Aung

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago   

  • Mr Sean Bisset

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University 

  • Mr Sam Blanchett

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Ms Abigail Bland

    Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology - University of Otago

  • Dr Adrian Blaser

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Rikus Botha

    Department of Physiology - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Rebekah Bower

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Joe Bracegirdle

    School of Physical and Chemical Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Anna Brooks

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Alistair Brown

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Matthew Bull

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Esther Bulloch

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Erica Burns

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Jason Busby

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Leyla Bustamante

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Kyle Van de Bittner

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Mark Calcott

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Scott Cameron

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Rosannah Cameron

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Colm Carraher

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Aparajita Chakraborty

    Massey University 

  • Mr Shanan Chand

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr George Chang

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Ashika Chhana

    Department of Medicine - University of Auckland

     

     

  • Ms Alice Chin

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Dr Peter Choi

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Hans Choi

    School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland

  • Dr Daria Chudakova

    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

  • Ms Fiona Clow

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Thomas Collier

    Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University 

  • Dr Lisa Conner

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

  • Ms Taylor Cooney

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Jack Copping

    Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences - Massey University 

  • Dr Matthew Cumming

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Mr Michael Currie

    School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury

  • Dr Rachel Darnell

    Department of Microbiology & Immunology - University of Otago

  • Ms Naomi Davies

    School of Medicine - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Stephanie Dawes

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Cintya Del Rio

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Nikita Deo

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Dr Ofa Dewes

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The Univeristy of Auckland 

  • Dr Ben Dickson

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Dr James Dickson

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Alicia Didsbury

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Ivo Dimitrov

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland 

  • Ms Waruni Dissanayake

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Mr Elliott Dunn

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Patrick Edwards

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University

  • Ms Jennifer Eom

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Gloria Evans

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology - University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Ms Kayleigh Evans

    Massey University

  • Ms Yifei Fan

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Dr Vaughan Feisst

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Scott Ferguson

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - The University of Otago 

  • Dr Laura Ferrer

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research 

  • Mr Shaun Ferris

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Vyacheslav Filichev

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University

  • Mr Mohammad Firoozinia

    School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury

  • Mr Matthew Fisk

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Damien Fleetwood

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Nicholas Fleming

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Martina Foglizzo

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Mr Jared Freeman

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Zhe Fu

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Mr Simon Fung

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Jakob Gaar

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Michael Garelja

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Nouri Ghamri

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre 

  • Mr Joseph Gingell

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Fiona Given

    University of Canterbury

  • Mr Phillip Grant

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Carol Greene

    School of Medicine - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Tracy Hale

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University

  • Ms Kelsi Hall

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Cyril Hamiaux 

    Plant and Food Research - 

  • Dr Muhammad Hanif

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Kiel Hards

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago 

  • Dr Elena Harjes

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University 

  • Mr Liam Harold

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Dr Lawrence Harris

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington 

  • Dr Chris Hedges

    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Kimiora Henare

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Luke Henderson

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Ms Nicole Herr

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Joanna Hicks

    Faculty of Science & Engineering - University of Waikato

  • Ms Kerry Hilligan

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

  • Ms Ngoc Anh Thu (Thu) Ho

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jennifer Hollywood

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Teresa Holm

    School of Medicine - University of Auckland

  • Dr Jiwon Hong

    Department of Surgery - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Chris Horne

    Biomolecular Interaction Centre - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Lin Hou

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Amadeus Huang

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Greg Hung

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Francis Hunter

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Dr Matloob Husain

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - The University Otago

  • Ms Soumeya Ali Jaballah

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research 

  • Ms Victoria Jackson

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland 

  • Ms Elsie Jacobson

    Liggins Institute - University of Auckland

  • Dr Jagdish Kumar Jaiswal

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre- The University of Auckland

  • Mr Aqfan Jamaluddin

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Megan Jamieson

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Wanting Jiao

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Aidan Joblin-Mills

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Nancy Jong

    Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jiney Jose

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Maria Kalyukina

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Mohinder Kaplish

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago 

  • Dr Iman Kavianinia

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Marina Kazantseva

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Ms Inken Kelch

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jeremy Keown

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Sarah Kessans

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Ms Parastoo Khajeaian

    University of Canterbury 

  • Dr Bronwyn Kivell

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Nicholas Knowlton

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Andrew Kralicek

    Plant and Food Research

  • Dr Katrin Kramer

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Ms Preeti Kundu

    Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Sharon Ladyman

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago 

  • Dr Ries Langley

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Annette Lasham

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Kate Lee

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Tet-Woo Lee

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Dr Verne Lee

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Euphemia Leung

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Kunyu Li

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Lydia Liew

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Khoon Lim

    University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Mr David Lim

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Dr Evert Jan Loef

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Jacelyn Loh

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Natalie Lorenz

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Ben Lu

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Wouter van Leeuwen

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Ms Elyce du Mez

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Joanna MacKichan

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Judith Marsman

    Department of Surgical Sciences - Unviersity of Otago

  • Mr Stewart Masson

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Akarsh Mathrani

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Joanna Mathy

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Emma McCafferty

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology 

  • Mr Jordan McCone

    School of Chemical and Physical Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Reuben McGregor

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Sunali Mehta

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Ms Sarah Meidinger

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Martin Middleditch

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Adam Middleton

    Department of Biochemsitry - University of Otago 

  • Dr Christian Miller

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Alexandra Mowday

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Ms Claire Mulholland

    Faculty of Science and Engineering - University of Waikato

  • Dr luis Munoz-Erazo 

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Ms Shereen Asha Murugayah

     

    Department of Biochemistry - The University of Otago 

  • Dr Andrew Muscroft-Taylor

    Callaghan Innovation Limited

  • Dr David Musson 

    Department of Medicine - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Maran Muthiah

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Anita Muthukaruppan

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Yoshio Nakatani

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Dr Dorit Naot

    Department of Medicine - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Silke Neumann

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr David Nickerson

    Auckland Bioengineering Institute - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Jake Oh

    School of Medical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Tifany Oulavallickal

    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Waikato

  • Ms Saem Park

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Priyali Patel

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Ms Danielle Paterson

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

  • Mr Michael Petridis

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Dr Anna Pilbrow

    Christchurch Heart Institute - University of Otago

  • Ms Hayley Prescott

    Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences - Massey University

  • Dr Rachel Purcell

    Department of Surgery - University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Dr Luis De Leon Rodriguez

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Marina Rajic

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University 

  • Mr Jeremy Raynes

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Hannah Read

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Mr Martin Rennie

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Janet Rhodes

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago 

  • Dr Mohammed Rizwan

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago 

  • Ms Tamsin Robb

    School of Medical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Euan Rodger

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Mr Liam Roth

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Ilva Rupenthal

    Department of Ophthamology - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Soroush Safaei

    Auckland Bioengineering Institute - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Veronika Sander

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Ms Kristiana Santoso

    School of Chemical and Physical Sciences - Victoria Unviersity of Wellington

  • Dr Viji Sarojini

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Mr William Schierding

    Liggins Institute - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Megan Schischka

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Swapnoleena Sen

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Mr Vahid Seyfoddin

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Ms Shamim Shadfar

    Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences - Massey University 

  • Ms Sepi Sharif

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Dr Miriam Sharpe

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago 

  • Ms Abby Sharrock

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Jeffrey Sheridan

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu

    Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine - University of Otago, Wellington

  • Mr Shevan Silva

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Denis Simonov

    Department of Surgery and Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Dean Singleton

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Mr Nathan Skinner

    Department of Physiology - University of Otago

  • Dr Tania Slatter

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Ms Soo Jung (Aimee) Son

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jonathan Sperry

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Oliver Sterritt

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Luke Stevenson

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Louise Stubbing

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Eugene Sun

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Ms Bo Sun

    Department of Physiology - University of Auckland

  • Ms Jennifer Sweny

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Simon Swift

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Tamasin Taylor

    Auckland University of Technology 

  • Ms Smitha Tipparaju

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Mr Petr Tomek

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Khan Tran

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Ms Catherine Tsai

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Zakieh Vahdati

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Dan Verdon

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Andrea Vernall

    School of Pharmacy - University of Otago

  • Dr Logan Walker

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Ms Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - The University of Otago 

  • Mr Kyle Webster

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Mr Johannes Weijman

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Ms Alana Whitcombe

    School of Medical Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Thomas Wiggins

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Dr Anna Wiles

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Dr Lyn Wise

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago 

  • Ms Jessika Wise

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Mr Jonathan Woodhead

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Adele Woolley

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Mr Ethan Woolly

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington 

  • Mr Horace (Ho) Yeung

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Lauren Yule

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Linda Zhang

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland