Dunedin School of Medicine

Our people at the Developmental Genetics and Pathology Group

Academic research staff

Michael Eccles  

Professor Michael Eccles
Head of
Developmental Genetics and Pathology Group
Tel/Fax 64 3 479 7878
Email michael.eccles@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Aaron Jeffs  

Dr Aaron Jeffs
Research Fellow
64 3 479 7169
Email aaron.jeffs@stonebow.otago.ac.nz

Lynn Slobbe  

Lynn Slobbe
Tel 64 3 479 7335
Email lynn.slobbe@otago.ac.nz

Cherie Stayner  

Dr Cherie Stayner
Research Fellow
64 3 479 4129
Cherie's main research interest is the study of a human disease called Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). This disorder affects up to 1 in 500 individuals and is a significant cause of renal failure in the population. I am interested in identifying the molecular pathways that lead to the progression of this disease, and investigating potential therapies for this condition.

General research staff

Pam Cornes


Pam Cornes
Tel 64 3 479 7134
Email pamela.cornes@otago.ac.nz


Kaur Gagandeep  

Gagandeep Kaur
PhD student

Gagandeep has completed her bachelor's (H.S) and master's (H.S) in biophysics from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
She is currently doing a PhD in the Developmental Genetics Group under the supervision of Prof Michael Eccles. Her research interests are Regulation of PAX 2 genes in cancer.

bron lett  

Bron Lett
MSc Student