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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 Dr Tim Hore.

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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

Das, A. B., Smith-Diaz, C. C., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2021). Emerging epigenetic therapeutics for myeloid leukemia: Modulating demethylase activity with ascorbate. Haematologica, 106(1), 14-25. doi: 10.3324/haematol.2020.259283

Smith Diaz, C. (2018). Reviewing the fault line: Monoamine oxidase-A genotype evidence and the criminal law [Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers Student and Alumni Paper Series VUWSALRP 8/2018]. Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington Faculty of Law. 65p. Retrieved from

Smith Diaz, C. C. (2017). Delving into the fog of ambiguity: An analysis of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's data exclusivity provisions and their implications for access to medicines in New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 48(1), 1-28. doi: 10.26686/vuwlr.v48i1.4771