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Exceptional PhD theses in the Division of Health Sciences (2008)

Jenny Clarkson

Thesis title: Activation of gonadotropin-releasing hormone neurons by kisspeptin in the mouse
Primary Supervisor: Professor Allan Herbison

For more information on Jenny's work, please contact the Department of Physiology by emailing physiology@otago.ac.nz.

Robert Day

Thesis title: Transcript analysis of proliferative endosperm from Arabidopsis thaliana
Primary Supervisor: Dr Richard Macknight

For more information on Robert's work, please contact the Department of Biochemistry by emailing biochemistry@otago.ac.nz.

Matthew Goodard

Thesis title: Cognitive and emotional effects of vestibular damage in rats and their medical temporal lobe substrates
Primary Supervisor: Associate Professor Cynthia Darlington

For more information on Matthew's work, please contact the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology by emailing pharmacology@otago.ac.nz.

Ewan Kennedy

Thesis title: The clinical anatomy of the anterior neck muscles
Primary Supervisor: Professor Professor Helen Nicholson

For more information on Ewen's work, please contact the Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology by emailing anatomy@otago.ac.nz.

Suneeth Mathew

Thesis title: Understanding genetic recoding in HIV-1: The mechanism of -1 frameshifting
Primary Supervisor: Professor Professor Warren Tate

For more information on Suneeth's work, please contact the Department of Biochemistry by emailing biochemistry@otago.ac.nz.

Joshua Ramsay

Thesis title: Regulation of excision and transfer of the Mesorhizobium loti R7A Symbiosis Island
Primary Supervisor: Professor Clive Ronson

For more information on Joshua's work, please contact the Department of Microbiology and Immunology by emailing microbiology@otago.ac.nz.

Brad Sutherland

Thesis title: Heme oxygenase and the use of tin protoporphyrin in hypoxia-ischaemia-induced brain damage: mechanisms of action
Primary Supervisor: Professor Paul Smith

For more information on Brad's work, please contact the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology by emailing pharmacology@otago.ac.nz.