Cellular and molecular biology research

While physiology research is often carried out at the organ level, the cells that comprise an organ are the driving force behind its mechanical and biological functions. By studying genes, receptors, signalling kinases and protein secretion, the physiology of an organ system or disease can be understood and manipulated. Our physiologists use cutting-edge technologies to assess a range of cell functions.

Research staff

For detailed information on our staff's research and publications, please click on staff names below.

Examples of research

  • Native plant extracts that induce programmed cell death
  • Tight and gap cell junction structure and function
  • Differentiation of bone and haematopoetic progenitor cells
  • Cell metabolism and bioenergetics


For more information contact:

Associate Professor Kevin Pedley
Telephone: +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 83325
Email:  K.C.Pedley@massey.ac.nz

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