Dr Nikki Moreland
Dr Nikki Moreland is a leader of the Maurice Wilkins Centre's 'Group A Streptococcus' flagship research programme.
Dr Nikki Moreland is a senior lecturer in immunology based in the School of Medical Sciences, University of Auckland. Dr Moreland has research expertise in humoral immunology and infectious diseases and her research group uses a broad range of techniques to study antibody-antigen interactions at the molecular level. The laboratory’s main focus is Group A Streptococcus and the serious sequalae rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.
Dr Moreland did an undergraduate biology degree at the University of Waikato followed by a PhD at the University of Auckland. She spent several years in the pharmaceutical industry in the United Kingdom before transitioning back into academic research via postdoctoral training in Auckland and at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore. Dr Moreland returned to New Zealand in 2012 to start her research on rheumatic fever with fellowship funding from National Heart Foundation.
ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6548-637X