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Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science

Te Tari Mātai Tukumate, Mātai Hauora Koiora

The Department undertakes internationally-renowned research in pathology and biomedical science. This underpins the teaching of postgraduate research students and undergraduate medical students at the University of Otago, Christchurch campus.

PhD, master's and honours opportunities

We welcome enquiries from enthusiastic and highly-motivated students with medical or biomedical science backgrounds. Our PhD, master's and honours programmes provide hands on research experience that will prepare you for a career in research, diagnostics or biotechnology.

Postgraduate research opportunities in the Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science.

Research in pathology and biomedical science

We have eight independent research groups within the department, each with a different biomedical focus:

Members of these research groups are also involved with the following research centres and networks as directors or principal investigators:

Feature links

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Postgraduate excellence

The Department won the University’s Postgraduate Research Culture Excellence Award in 2018.

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Christine Winterbourn

The Department hosts Prof Christine Winterbourn, the first woman to receive The Royal Society's Rutherford Medal.

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The BRCA code

Understanding the role of genetic changes, or mutations, to breast and ovarian cancer risk is the focus of Dr Logan Walker.