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64 3 479 7169
Assistant Research Fellow
Department of Pathology (Dunedin)
Research summary
Cancer research
  • Otago Flow Cytometry Group - committee member, Gallios trainer
  • Space committee, Department of Pathology


  • Cancer immune therapies - vaccines using virus-like particles; T cell based therapies (e.g. T cell adoptive therapy)
  • Cancer biology - molecular mechanisms of cancer, apoptosis, p53 involvement
  • Particular research strengths include: flow cytometry, cell sorting, multiplex assays


Wiles, A. K., Mehta, S., Millier, M., Woolley, A. G., Li, K., Parker, K., Kazantseva, M., Wilson, M., Young, K., Bowie, S., Ray, S., Slatter, T. L., Stamp, L. K., Hessian, P. A., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2023). Activated CD90/Thy-1 fibroblasts co-express the Δ133p53β isoform and are associated with highly inflamed rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 25, 62. doi: 10.1186/s13075-023-03040-8 Journal - Research Article

Eiholzer, R. A., Mehta, S., Kazantseva, M., Drummond, C. J., McKinney, C., Young, K., … Fleming, N., Morrin, H. R., Reader, K., Royds, J. A., Landmann, M., Petrich, S., … Taha, A., Hung, N. A., Slatter, T. L., & Braithwaite, A. W. (2020). Intronic TP53 polymorphisms are associated with increased Δ133TP53 transcript, immune infiltration and cancer risk. Cancers, 12(9), 2472. doi: 10.3390/cancers12092472 Journal - Research Article

Shields, N. J., Young, K. A., Jackson, C., & Young, S. L. (2018, August). Tumour cell-derived proteases contribute to antigen processing and enhance cross-presentation. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) and Australasian Society for Immunology New Zealand Branch (ASI-NZ) Joint Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Hibma, M., Zhang, T., Gimenez, G., Ly, K., Burn, C., Young, K., Wilson, M., … Tschirley, A., Braithwaite, A., & Baird, M. (2018). Human papillomavirus regulation of Langerhans cell function in the skin. European Journal of Immunology, 48(Suppl. 1), (pp. 96-97). doi: 10.1002/eji.201871000 Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Zhang, J., Burn, C., Young, K., Wilson, M., Ly, K., Budhwani, M., Tschirley, A., Braithwaite, A., Baird, M., & Hibma, M. (2018). Microparticles produced by human papillomavirus type 16 E7-expressing cells impair antigen presenting cell function and the cytotoxic T cell response. Scientific Reports, 8, 2373. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-20779-2 Journal - Research Article

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