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Zoe completed a Bachelor of science majoring in physiology and zoology, an honours in physiology focusing on carbon nanotubes, their use, and their potential physiological applications, at Massey University.
Between studying she worked with a number of research groups within, and outside of, Massey, before embarking on a PhD with Massey University, where she endevoured to understand more about the early stages of facial eczema (a toxin challenge, followed by photosensitivity) in dairy cattle using traditional methods (liver enzyme activities and observations) and emplying new methods for emtabolomic analysis (fluorospectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, high performanch liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry).
I am a postdoctoral fellow with a research focus on photosensitivity in animals (livestock and domestic small). I have a strong interdisciplinary approach to all my work, incorporating areas such as agriculture, physiology, and analytical chemistry.
My primary area of study is photosensivity in animals.
There are two main divisions of photosensitivity:
1. Primary photosensitivity - such as spring eczema in calves, and rape scald in lambs, as a well as a number of other idiopathic cases, including photosensitivity in dogs.
2. Secondary photosensitivities suce as facial eczema in cattle, sheep, and camelid; and swede toxicity in cattle.
My primary focus is identifying the cause of those photosensitiviteis of unknown source, While maintaining an interest in identifying more about the subclinical cases and early stages of those photosensitivities with know causes,
Through this work I have experience in metabolomics analysis using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), HPLC coupled to mass spectrometry, UV-Vis, and Fluorescence spectroscopy.
Field of research codes
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences (070000):
Biological Sciences (060000): Physiology (060600): Zoology (060800)