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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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  • Dr Ilva Rupenthal 

    Department of Opthamology - University of Auckland 

  • Ms Soumeya Ali Jaballah

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Jisha Antony

    Department of Pathology, University of Otago 

  • Ms Julia Cree

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology, University of Auckland

  • Dr Emma Andrews

    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Waikato

  • Dr Htin Aung

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Dr Jisha Antony

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Jonathan Astin

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Lindsay Ancelet

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research 

  • Dr Maria Abbattista

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Antonio Ahn

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Mr Zin Khant Aung

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago   

  • Ms Abeer Al-Zubaidi

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Adrian Blaser

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Anna Brooks

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Cherie Blenkiron

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Chris Booker

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago 

  • Dr Esther Bulloch

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Leyla Bustamante

    University of Canterbury

  • Mr Jason Busby

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Kyle Van de Bittner

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Matthew Bull

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Rikus Botha

    Department of Physiology - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Sam Blanchett

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Mr Sean Bisset

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University 

  • Ms Erica Burns

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Ms Nicola Blackmore

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Ms Rebekah Bower

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Leyla Bustamante

    Department of Chemistry, University of Canterbury

  • Dr Aniruddha Chatterjee

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Ashika Chhana

    Department of Medicine - University of Auckland

     

     

  • Dr Danial Conole

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Dr George Chang

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Lisa Conner

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

  • Dr Matthew Cumming

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Dr Peter Choi

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Miss Taylor Cooney

    Ferrier Research Institute - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Colm Carraher

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Shanan Chand

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Alice Chin

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Ms Anna Cooper

    School of Pharmacy - University of Otago

  • Ms Fiona Clow

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Julia Cree

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Thomas Collier

    Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University 

  • Mr Hans Choi

    School of Chemical Sciences, University of Auckland

  • Dr Daria Chudakova

    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

  • Mr Michael Currie

    School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury

  • Dr Ben Dickson

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Dr James Dalton

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr James Dickson

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Ofa Dewes

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The Univeristy of Auckland 

  • Dr Stephanie Dawes

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Elliott Dunn

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Alicia Didsbury

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Katherine Donovan

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Canterbury

  • Ms Naomi Davies

    School of Medicine - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Waruni Dissanayake

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Ivo Dimitrov

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, University of Auckland 

  • Dr Gloria Evans

    Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology - University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Dr Patrick Edwards

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University

  • Ms Jennifer Eom

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Kayleigh Evans

    Massey University

  • Dr Damien Fleetwood

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Gordon Freeman

    Department of Biological Sciences

  • Dr Nicholas Fleming

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Peter Ferguson

    Department of Anatomical Pathology - Wellington Hospital (CCDHB)

  • Dr Scott Ferguson

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - The University of Otago 

  • Dr Vaughan Feisst

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Vyacheslav Filichev

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University

  • Mr Jared Freeman

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Shaun Ferris

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Simon Fung

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Zhe Fu

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Mr Mohammad Firoozinia

    School of Physical and Chemical Sciences, University of Canterbury

  • Ms Yifei Fan

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Dr Laura Ferrer

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research 

  • Dr Carol Greene

    School of Medicine - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Olivier Gasser

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research - 

  • Mr Jakob Gaar

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Joseph Gingell

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Phillip Grant

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Connie Gilfillan

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

  • Ms Fiona Given

    University of Canterbury

  • Ms Grace (Qunqun) Gong

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Ms Nouri Ghamri

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre 

  • Dr Cyril Hamiaux 

    Plant and Food Research - 

  • Dr Jiwon Hong

    Department of Surgery - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Matloob Husain

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - The University Otago

  • Dr Muhammad Hanif

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Tracy Hale

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University

  • Mr Amadeus Huang

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Chris Horne

    Biomolecular Interaction Centre - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Francis Hunter

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Mr Greg Hung

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Kimiora Henare

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Liam Harold

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Mr Lin Hou

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Logan Heyes

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Mike Herbert

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Paul Haseler

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Cleo Hall-Strom

    Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Fengyun Hu

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Ms Kerry Hilligan

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

  • Ms Ngoc Anh Thu (Thu) Ho

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Nicole Herr

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Paulina Hanson-Manful

    Institute of Natural Sciences - Massey University

  • Mr Ivan Ivanovic

    School of Biological Sciences- The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jagdish Kumar Jaiswal

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre- The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jiney Jose

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jodie Johnston

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Nancy Jong

    Department of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Wanting Jiao

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Aidan Joblin-Mills

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Aqfan Jamaluddin

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Jingshu Xu

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Soumeya Ali Jaballah

    Malaghan Institute of Medical Research 

  • Dr Andrew Kralicek

    Plant and Food Research

  • Dr Bronwyn Kivell

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Iman Kavianinia

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Jeremy Keown

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Renata Kowalczyk

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Sarah Kessans

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Kan Kaneko

    School of Pharmacy - University of Otago

  • Mr Mohinder Kaplish

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago 

  • Ms Harveen Kaur

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Inken Kelch

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Maria Kalyukina

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Parastoo Khajeaian

    University of Canterbury 

  • Ms Preeti Kundu

    Ferrier Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Annette Lasham

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Caroline Larsen

    Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology - University of Otago

  • Dr Euphemia Leung

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Jacelyn Loh

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Kate Lee

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Khoon Lim

    University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Dr Kunyu Li

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Lydia Liew

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Natalie Lorenz

    School of Biological Sciences- The University of Auckland

  • Dr Ries Langley

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Sharon Ladyman

    Department of Anatomy - University of Otago 

  • Dr Verne Lee

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Ben Lu

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr David Lim

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Wouter van Leeuwen

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Ms Yee Suen Low

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Andrew Muscroft-Taylor

    Callaghan Innovation Limited

  • Dr Anita Muthukaruppan

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Antonia Miller

    Callaghan Innovation Limited

  • Dr Christian Miller

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Dr David Musson 

    Department of Medicine - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Joanna MacKichan

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Maran Muthiah

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Martin Middleditch

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Akrash Mathrani

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Andrew Miller 

    Auckland Bioengineering Institute - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Gert-Jan Moggre

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Jordan McCone

    School of Chemical and Physical Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Ms Alexandra Mowday

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Ms Claire Mulholland

    Faculty of Science and Engineering - University of Waikato

  • Ms Elyce du Mez

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Ms Joanna Mathy

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Karima Medini

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Sarah Meidinger

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Ms Shereen Asha Murugayah

     

    Department of Biochemistry - The University of Otago 

  • Ms Sunali Yugesh Mehta

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Ali Reza Nazmi 

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Dr David Nickerson

    Auckland Bioengineering Institute - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Dorit Naot

    Department of Medicine - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Richard Naylor

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Yoshio Nakatani

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Dr Jeremy Owen

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Dr Patrick O'Connor

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Tifany Oulavallickal

    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Waikato

  • Mr Michael Petridis

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago

  • Ms Danielle Paterson

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre

  • Ms Hayley Prescott

    Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences - Massey University

  • Ms Saem Park

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Euan Rodger

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Dr Gareth Rowlands

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University

  • Dr Ilva Rupenthal

    Department of Ophthamology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Luis De Leon Rodriguez

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Suzanne Reid

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Jeremy Raynes

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Liam Roth

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago

  • Mr Martin Rennie

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Hannah Read

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Ms Marina Rajic

    Institute of Fundamental Sciences - Massey University 

  • Dr Brie Sorrenson

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Dr Dean Singleton

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland

  • Dr Jonathan Sperry

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Kevin Schuster

    Department of Pathology -University of Otago

  • Dr Louise Stubbing

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Miriam Sharpe

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago 

  • Dr Sebastian Schmeier

    Insitute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences - Massey University

  • Dr Simon Swift

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Veronika Sander

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Dr Viji Sarojini

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Denis Simonov

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

  • Mr Eugene Sun

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Luke Stevenson

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Mr Nathan Skinner

    Department of Physiology - University of Otago

  • Mr Oliver Sterritt

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Mr Shevan Silva

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Soroush Safaei

    Auckland Bioengineering Institute - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Vahid Seyfoddin

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Mr William Schierding

    Liggins Institute - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Bo Sun

    Department of Physiology - University of Auckland

  • Ms Jennifer Sweny

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Kristiana Santoso

    School of Chemical and Physical Sciences - Victoria Unviersity of Wellington

  • Ms Soo Jung (Aimee) Son

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Amy Tong

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Khan Tran

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland

  • Mr Petr Tomek

    Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Catherine Tsai

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Smitha Tipparaju

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Dr Andrea Vernall

    School of Pharmacy - University of Otago

  • Mr Dan Verdon

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Chelsea Vickers

    Department of Biological Sciences - University of Waikato

  • Dr Akshita Wason

    Department of Chemistry - University of Canterbury

  • Dr Andrew Wadsworth

    School of Chemical Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Dr Anna Wiles

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago 

  • Dr Christopher Walker

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Harriet Watkins

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Dr Logan Walker

    Department of Pathology - University of Otago, Christchurch

  • Dr Lyn Wise

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - University of Otago 

  • Mr Dasun Wagachchi

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - The University of Auckland

  • Mr Ethan Woolly

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington 

  • Mr Johannes Weijman

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Mr Jonathan Woodhead

    Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology - University of Auckland 

  • Mr Kyle Webster

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Mr Thomas Wiggins

    Department of Biochemistry - University of Otago

  • Mr Waruna Weerasekera

    School of Biological Sciences - The University of Auckland 

  • Ms Elsie Williams

    School of Biological Sciences - Victoria University of Wellington

  • Ms Kirsten Ward-Hartstonge

    Department of Microbiology and Immunology - The University of Otago 

  • Ms Gloria Xun

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Jingshu Xu

    School of Biological Sciences - University of Auckland

  • Mr Horace (Ho) Yeung

    School of Chemical Sciences - The University of Auckland

  • Ms Kavestri Yegambaram

    School of Biological 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