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Postgraduate research opportunities

The Department of Anatomy is a large, diverse, and research-oriented Department within the Division of Health Sciences, at the University of Otago. The Department provides an environment that allows its students to undertake research into globally-relevant questions, under the supervision of internationally-recognised scientists, and in a diverse and vibrant postgraduate environment.

We are currently recruiting ambitious research students for PhD opportunities. Enthusiastic and suitably qualified students are encouraged to apply. For suitably qualified students, PhD scholarships may also be available.

See below for a list of current opportunities:



Understanding the rules of epigenetic memory erasure

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Dr Tim Hore
Level
PhD

Decoding the genome of the brushtail possum

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Dr Tim Hore
Level
PhD

Optimizing rectal cancer surgery: The fascial plane of the anterior anorectal junction

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Associate Professor Ming Zhang
Level
PhD

Anatomical changes in the cerebellum in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Dr Louise Parr-Brownlie
Level
PhD



Arginine metabolism and neurogenerative disorders

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Associate Professor Ping Liu
Level
PhD

Changes in the expression of proteins at synapses in normal and diseased brain

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Associate Professor Beulah Leitch
Level
PhD

Historic diet and health in New Zealand and Australia: New applications using compound-specific isotope analyses

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisors
Rebecca Kinaston, Hallie Buckley
Level
PhD

Functional mapping of a prolactin-sensitive circuit in the brain

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Professor Dave Grattan
Level
PhD

Reproductive health and knowledge in university students

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisors
Dr Jane Girling, Dr Bryndl Hohmann-Marriot, Dr Rebecca Bird
Level
PhD

A new approach to environmental DNA monitoring using natural systems

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisors
Professor Neil Gemmell, Dr Gert-Jan Jeunen, Dr Michael Knapp
Level
PhD

Is gene neofunctionalization the key to sexual plasticity?

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisors
Professor Neil Gemmell, Dr Erica Todd
Level
PhD

Sex hormone actions in frailty and health during ageing

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Dr Michael Garratt
Level
PhD

Sensory perception in control of mammalian life-history

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Dr Michael Garratt
Level
PhD

Understanding sex differences in stress reactivity within the brain

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisors
Dr Gina Forster, Dr Michael Watt
Level
PhD

A novel form of neuronal plasticity in the hypothalamus

Close date
Sunday, 21 July 2019
Supervisor
Associate Professor Stephen Bunn
Level
PhD