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Human Genetics and Health

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Dr Josie Athens (Preventive and Social Medicine)

Theoretical Biology; Tumour Immunology; Infectious Diseases; Complex Systems; Mathematical Models and Biostatistics
Work: 64 3 479 5138

Dr Louise Bicknell (Pathology)

Genetics of rare human disease; Genome sequencing; Human genetic variation
Work: 64 3 479 7172

Associate Professor Mik Black (Biochemistry)

Bioinformatics; Statistics; Genomics; Gene expression analysis; Cancer genomics; Network/Pathway analysis; Bayesian statistics
Work: 64 3 479 7831

Professor Vicky Cameron (Christchurch Heart Institute, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Genetic factors contributing to heart disease (heart attacks and heart failure); Defining genetic markers for predicting susceptibility to and progression of heart disease in the population, including both Maori and non-Maori
Work: 64 3 364 1210

Dr Anita Dunbier (Biochemistry)

Gene expression analysis; Translational cancer research; Breast cancer; Breast cancer genetics; Breast cancer therapy; Personalised medicine
Work: 64 3 479 9258

Professor Michael Eccles (Pathology)

Genes involved in cancer; Mechanisms of cancer development; Genes in melanoma development; Therapies to treat cancer, particularly those that target genes involved in cancer
Work: 64 3 479 7878

Professor Mac Gardner (Clinical Genetics Group, Pathology)

Medical genetics | Home: 64 3 454 4781 | Mobile: 64 21 805 455

Professor Neil Gemmell (Anatomy)

Evolutionary genetics and genomics; Livestock and human reproduction; Livestock and human health and disease; Control of mammalian reproduction
Work: 64 3 479 6824

Associate Professor Julia Horsfield (Pathology)

Chromosome structure and developmental genetics; Cell cycle and cancer
Work: 64 3 479 7436

Dr Stephanie Hughes (Biochemistry)

Gene therapy; Viral vectors; Batten disease; Lysosomal storage
Work: 64 3 479 3761

Associate Professor Greg Jones (Surgical Sciences, Dunedin School of Medicine)

Cardiovascular genetics; Risk factors for cardiovascular disease; Population screening for vascular diseases; Abdominal aortic aneurysm; Vascular histopathology; Population epigenetics
Work: 64 3 474 0999 x 58849

Professor Martin Kennedy (Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Human genetics and genomics; Psychiatric genetics; Impact of genetics on drug responses (pharmacogenetics)
Work: 64 3 364 0590

Professor Tony Merriman (Biochemistry)

Genetics of common disease; Genetics of Autoimmune disease; Genetics of Arthritis; Type 1 diabetes; Cloning disease genes
Work: 64 3 479 5798

Professor Ian Morison (Pathology, Dunedin School of Medicine)

Childhood leukaemia(genetics/epigenetics) Myelodysplastic syndrome (myelodysplasia); Developmental epigenetics; Placenta epigenetics; Haemochromatosis; Blood diseases ; Familial platelet disorders (genetics); Clinical laboratory diagnostics; Imprinting
Work: 64 3 479 7170

Dr Barry Palmer (Medicine, University of Otago, Christchurch)

Human genetics ; Genetics of Heart Disease; Microbial Genetics
Work: 64 3 364 0543

Professor Anthony Reeve (Biochemistry)

Cancer molecular biology; Cancer research; Cancer genetics; Human genetics; Genomics; Colorectal cancer; Wilms tumour
Work: 64 3 479 7699

Professor Stephen Robertson (Women's and Children's Health, Dunedin School of Medicine)

Clinical genetics; Paediatric genetics; Genetic testing
Work: 64 3 479 7469

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