PhD CandidateLLB(Hons), BBmedSc (VUW), BBiomedSc(Hons) (Otago)
Carlos Smith Diaz is investigating the effect of nutrition and oxidative stress on epigenetic regulation during cellular differentiation and development.
His PhD supervisors are Professor Margreet Vissers, Dr Andrew Das, Professor Mark Hampton and Associate Professor Tim Hore.
Coker, S. J., Dyson, R. M., Smith-Díaz, C. C., Vissers, M. C. M., & Berry, M. J. (2023). Effects of low vitamin C intake on fertility parameters and pregnancy outcomes in guinea pigs. Nutrients, 15, 4107. doi: 10.3390/nu15194107
Vissers, M., Smith-Díaz, C., Coker, S., Dyson, R., Hore, T., & Berry, M. (2022, August-September). Low maternal vitamin C during pregnancy in guinea pigs results in persistent epigenetic dysregulation in the hippocampus of offspring together with an ADHD-related phenotype. Poster session presented at the 31st Queenstown Molecular Biology Meeting (QMB), Queenstown, New Zealand.
Coker, S. J., Smith-Díaz, C. C., Dyson, R. M., Vissers, M. C. M., & Berry, M. J. (2022). The epigenetic role of vitamin C in neurodevelopment. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 23, 1208. doi: 10.3390/ijms23031208
Smith-Díaz, C. C., Magon, N. J., McKenzie, J. L., Hampton, M. B., Vissers, M. C. M., & Das, A. B. (2021). Ascorbate inhibits proliferation and promotes myeloid differentiation in TP53-mutant leukaemia. Proceedings of the 16th Congress of the Federation of Asian & Oceanic Biochemists & Molecular Biologists (FAOBMB). (pp. 183). Retrieved from https://www.faobmb2021.org
Smith-Díaz, C. C., Magon, N. J., McKenzie, J. L., Hampton, M. B., Vissers, M. C. M., & Das, A. B. (2021). Ascorbate inhibits proliferation and promotes myeloid differentiation in TP53-mutant leukemia. Frontiers in Oncology, 11, 709543. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2021.709543