Translational research to improve outcomes for cancer patients
The Mackenzie Cancer Research Group are investigating human cancer in order to tailor both preventative and therapeutic options to individuals.
We aim to identify the genetic changes that give rise to cancer, and to understand cancer at the molecular, cellular and whole organism level.
Our research focuses on the regulation of tumour growth, metastasis and response to therapy, with special interest in obesity and exercise, vitamin C and hypoxia, and immune response.
Due to our close links with clinicians at Christchurch hospital and with the Cancer Society Tissue Bank, together with our laboratory expertise, we are able to carry out investigations that span from bench to bedside.
PhD, master's and honours opportunities
We are looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated biomedical science students to do their PhD, BBioMedSc(Hons), or other postgraduate degree in our group.