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+64 3 479 7261
Senior Lecturer
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
BSc(Hons) BA PhD
Research summary
Cancer research, cell death, adenovirus, oxidative stress


I am researching cell signalling in cell death and the contribution of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells to tumour stroma development and metastasis.


Barzegar-Fallah, A., Alimoradi, H., Dunlop, J. L., Torbati, E., & Baird, S. K. (2023). Serotonin type-3 receptor antagonists selectively kill melanoma cells through classical apoptosis, microtubule depolymerisation, ERK activation, and NF-κB downregulation. Cell Biology & Toxicology, 39, 1119-1135. doi: 10.1007/s10565-021-09667-0 Journal - Research Article

Petersen, J. S. S. M., & Baird, S. K. (2022, August). Anti-helmintic drugs mebendazole and albendazole cause selective apoptotic cell death in colorectal and breast cancer cell lines. Verbal presentation at the Cancer Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Clarke, M. R., Jones, B., Squires, C. M. L., Imhoff, F. M., Harwood, D. T., Rhodes, L., … Baird, S. K. (2021). Cyclic imine pinnatoxin G is cytotoxic to cancer cell lines via nicotinic acetylcholine receptor-driven classical apoptosis. Journal of Natural Products, 84 , 2035-2042. doi: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00418 Journal - Research Article

Petersen, J. S. S. M., & Baird, S. K. (2021). Treatment of breast and colon cancer cell lines with anti-helmintic benzimidazoles mebendazole or albendazole results in selective apoptotic cell death. Journal of Cancer Research & Clinical Oncology, 147, 2945-2953. doi: 10.1007/s00432-021-03698-0 Journal - Research Article

Rai, G. P., & Baird, S. K. (2020). Tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase-3 has both anti-metastatic and anti-tumourigenic properties. Clinical & Experimental Metastasis, 37, 69-76. doi: 10.1007/s10585-019-10017-y Journal - Research Other

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