Students

Gravida funds a number of Masters and PhD students, both directly through individual scholarships and through supporting the research projects of their supervisors.

We offer funding to ensure that our young and emerging scientists gain the maximum benefit from their exposure to our international networks and advanced infrastructure. We also hold annual scientific writing retreats for postgraduate students who have further opportunity to hone their research and presentation skills at our annual science symposium.

PhD students

Name

Supervisor

Amita Bansal

Professor Frank Bloomfield; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Nataliia Burakevych Dr Jane Alsweiler and Professors Frank Bloomfield and Jane Harding; Liggins Institute, The University of Auckland, Auckland

Natasha Coppitiers 't Wallant

Professor Mike Dragunow; Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Barbara Cormack Professor Frank Bloomfield; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland
Antoinette Danso Professor Hugh Blair; IVABS, Massey University, Palmerston North
Lisanne Fermin Dr Sarah Pain and Professors Paul Kenyon and Hugh Blair; IVABS, Massey University, Palmerston North

Jemma Geoghegan

Professor Hamish Spencer; Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin

Sarah Gerritsen Associate Professor Susan Morton; School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland
Dr Jo Hegarty Professor Jane Harding, Dr Jane Alsweiler and Professor Caroline Crowther; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Asmad Kari

Dr Sarah Pain, and Professors Paul Kenyon, Tim Parkinson and Hugh Blair; IVABS, Massey University, Palmerston North

Mohanraj Krishnan Professor Lesley McCowan; Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Megan Leask

Associate Professor Peter Dearden; Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin

Shutan Liao Dr Jo Perry; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Maria Loureiro

Professor Paul Kenyon; IVABS, Massey University, Palmerston North

Dr Helena Magrath-Cohen

Professor Ian Morison; Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Dunedin

Emma McGoldrick Professor Caroline Crowther; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Diedre MacVeigh

Professor Mike Dragunow; Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Gagandeep Mallah Dr Jian Guan; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Claudia Martinez Cordero

Associate Professor Deborah Sloboda (Liggins Institute) and Professor David Raubenheimer (Massey University), Auckland

Michael Meier Dr Julia Horsfield (University of Otago, Dunedin) and Dr Justin O'Sullivan (Liggins Institute, Auckland)
Ivy Men

Joint Gravida-Riddet Institute PhD Scholarship recipient.
Dr Mark McCann; AgResearch, Palmerston North

Ajay Nair

Associate Professor Peter Dearden; Department of Biochemistry, University of Otago, Dunedin

Dr Charlotte Oyston Professor Phil Baker; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Amy Paten

Dr Sarah Pain, and Professors Paul Kenyon and Hugh Blair; IVABS, Massey University, Palmerston North

Gemma Phillips Professor Graeme Wake; Massey University, Albany, Auckland
Florian Pichlmüller Dr Justin O'Sullivan; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland
Rebecca Poynton

Associate Professor Mark Hampton and Professor Christine Winterbourn; Centre for Free Radical Research, University of Otago, Christchurch

Shikha Pundir Joint Gravida-Riddet Institute PhD Scholarship recipient.
Professor David Cameron-Smith; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Hester Roberts

Dr Erin Macaulay and Professor Ian Morison; Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Dunedin

Fernando Roca Fraga Professor Paul Kenyon (Massey University, Palmerston North) and Dr Shinichi Nakagawa (University of Otago, Dunedin)

Brielle Rosa

Professor Elwyn Firth; Massey University, Palmerston North and the University of Auckland, Auckland

Rojan Saghian Dr Alys Clark; Auckland Bioengineering Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Tessa Sanders

Dr Christine Jasoni; Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Dunedin

Quentin Sciascia

Professor Hugh Blair (Massey University) and Dr Sue McCoard (AgResearch Grasslands), Palmerston North

Stephanie Segovia Associate Professor Mark Vickers; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland
Dharani Sontam Professor Elwyn Firth; Faculty of Science and Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland. Auckland

Ana-Mishel Spiroski

Professor Frank Bloomfield and Drs Anne Jaquiery and Mark Oliver; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Kai Yie Tay

Dr Anne Jaquiery; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Melinda Thomas

Professor Phil Baker; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Dr Anna Tottman

Professor Jane Harding, Associate Professor Frank Bloomfield and Dr Jane Alsweiler; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Leanne Young Professor Elaine Rush; AUT University, Auckland
Huan Zhao

Professor Phil Baker; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Masters students

Name

Supervisor

Rosely Bourke Associate Professor Mark Vickers; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland

Karen Mumme

Dr Karolina Sulek and Professor Phil Baker; Liggins Institute, the University of Auckland, Auckland