Alumni

Past People

 The last known whereabouts of our awesome, multi-talented alumnae and alumni...

Alex Kane, MSc student with Wayne (2017-2018): accepted into the Fonterra technical graduate program.

Dr. Shereen Asha Murugayah, PhD student with Monica (2014-2018): now an Assistant Research Fellow with Lynette Brownfield at the University of Otago.

Charlotte Armstrong, MSc student with Monica (2016-2018): now a Laboratory Assistant with the Forest Protection and Forest Systems Unit at Scion.

Dr. Danni Maddock, PhD student with Wayne and Monica (2013-2017): postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Ant Poole at the University of Auckland.

Dr. Tom Finn, postdoctoral fellow with Wayne (2016-2017): postdoctoral fellow with A/Prof. Rebekah DeVinney at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Miguel Ramirez, postdoctoral fellow with Wayne and Monica (2014-2016): postdoctoral fellow with A/Prof. Kylie Vincent at the University of Oxford.

James McKellar, lab manager (2013-2016): on a bicycle, somewhere between Singapore and Amsterdam.

Kelsi Hall, BSc (Hons) student with Wayne (2015): PhD student with A/Prof. Dave Ackerley in Wellington (but co-supervised by Wayne!).

Alison McGhie, BSc (Hons) student with Monica (2015): MSc student with Prof. Julian Eaton-Rye (Department of Biochemistry, U. Otago).

Jordan Minnell, MSc student with Monica (2013-2015) - also Monica’s first student!: now a PhD student with Dr. Goedele Maertens at Imperial College London.

Dr. Matilda Newton, PhD student (2011-2015): postdoctoral fellow with A/Prof. Burckhard Seelig at the University of Minnesota.

Cecilia Chambers, BSc (Hons) student and lab technician (2014-15): research technician at UCB Celltech, UK.

Elizabeth Prentice, lab technician (2014-2015): secondary school teacher in Christchurch.

Chony King, summer student (2014-2015): research technician with the Wellington Epilepsy Research Group.

Dr. Matteo Ferla, PhD student (2010-2014): postdoctoral fellow with A/Prof. Mark Howarth at the University of Oxford.

Dr. Mack Saraswat, PhD student (2009-2014): co-founder and CEO of Lifeonics Inc.

Hannah Burden, BSc (Hons) student (2013): Junior Ideas Ninja at Salt & Pepper PR Ltd, Auckland.

Dr. Paulina Hanson-Manful, PhD student (2009-2013): postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Nikki Moreland at the University of Auckland.

Laura Nigon, lab manager (2010-2012): research technician at the University of Auckland.

Natasha Comer (née le Roux), BSc (Hons) student (2012): laboratory technician at Massey University (Albany).

Fiona Given, BSc (Hons) student (2012): PhD student with Prof. Emily Parker at the University of Canterbury.

Dr. Valerie Soo, PhD student (2008-12): postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Tobias Warnecke at Imperial College London.

Melanie McCamish, undergraduate researcher (2012): account manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Ilana La Grange (née Gerber), lab technician (2009-11): science teacher at Green Bay High School (Waitakere, not Wisconsin).

Dr. Susan Morton, lab technician (2009-10): postdoctoral fellow at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia.

Dr. Robbie Wilson, BSc (Hons) student (2009): postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany.

Hayden Paul, summer student (2009-10): brand manager at Bayer.

Ankita Patel, summer student (2009-10): forensic technologist at Cellmark Forensics, TX, USA.

Dr. Ralph Grand, summer student (2008-09): postdoctoral fellow at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Switzerland.