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OMS Research Networking Breakfast

An informal networking breakfast for Otago Medical School staff, students and alumni. Hear the stories of the Otago Medical School’s leading academics and students.

These events will be held monthly from May to September, on the first Tuesday of each month, in Dunedin. A Zoom link is available for those outside Dunedin.

About the speakers:

Dr Andrew Clarkson

Andrew Clarkson is a behavioural neuropharmacologist and lecturer of neuroanatomy, and a principal investigator at Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa – the national research centre dedicated to brain aging.

Andrew received his PhD in neuropharmacology at the University of Otago before undertaking postdoctoral research at the University of Otago and the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Andrew re-joined the University of Otago in 2010, when he established his own research laboratory in the area of behavioural neuropharmacology with an emphasis on understanding mechanisms linked to functional recovery after stroke (motor and cognitive impairments) and, more recently, mild traumatic head injury.

Gemma Laws

Gemma Laws completed a Bachelor of Biomedical Science with Honours in infection and immunology at the Otago University in 2014.

She went on to work at Blis Technologies as a research technician, giving her insight into commercial science. Blis Technologies supported her master’s investigating human systemic immune responses to their oral probiotic BLIS K12.

Gemma is currently a PhD student in the Kemp Lab. Her PhD focuses on immune cell activation and function in inflammatory bowel disease. With thanks to our organising committee: Associate Professor Aniruddha Chatterjee, Dr Euan Rodger, Associate Professor Ben Wheeler, Professor Richard Gearry, Dr Sharon Pattison, Associate Professor Roslyn Kemp Registrations open soon.


Register now

A Zoom link will be provided on registration.

Date Tuesday, 3 August 2021
Time 7:15am - 8:15am
Audience Staff,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Alumni
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Seminar
Online and in-person
LocationHunter Center, 279 Great King Street, Dunedin
Contact NameRoslyn Kemp

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