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Carlos Smith DiazPhD Candidate

LLB(Hons), BBmedSc (VUW), BBiomedSc(Hons) (Otago)

Tel +64 3 364 0566

Research interests

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.


Smith Diaz, C. (2024, March). Vitamin C and TET-mediated demethylation in leukaemia and development. UOC Biomedical Research Seminar Series, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. [Research Presentation]. Other Research Output

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 Journal - Research Article

Smith Diaz, C. (2022, December). The curious case of low maternal vitamin C intake and the hyperactive guinea pig. Verbal presentation at the Society for Free Radical Research (SFRR) Australasia & Japan Conference: Redox Pathways in Biology & Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Vissers, M., Smith-Diaz, 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. Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

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 Journal - Research Other

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