People

The Laboratory currently comprises around 20 staff with expertise in veterinary science, microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, statistics and modelling, as well as administrative support. Currently there are approximately 15 postgraduate students, including substantial number of PhD students, located in the Hopkirk mEpiLab.

Executive Director

  • Prof Nigel French

    Prof Nigel French

    Director, NZ Food Safety Science & Research Centre - Research, Academic and Enterprise
    Prof-Food Safety & Vet Public Health - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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Co-Directors

  • Dr Jackie Benschop

    Dr Jackie Benschop

    GROUP LEADER - ACADEMIC - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr David Hayman

    Dr David Hayman

    Group Leader - Academic - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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Staff

  • Rukhshana Akhter

    Rukhshana Akhter

    Technician - Media Kitchen - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Associate Professor Patrick Biggs

    Associate Professor Patrick Biggs

    Associate Professor - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences
    Associate Professor in Genomics and Computational Biology - Institute of Fundamental Sciences

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  • Dr Charlotte Bolwell

    Dr Charlotte Bolwell

    Senior Lecturer in Equine Studies - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Sara Burgess

    Dr Sara Burgess

    Postdoctoral Fellow - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Julie Collins-Emerson

    Dr Julie Collins-Emerson

    Senior Research Officer - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Christine Cunningham

    Christine Cunningham

    Group Administrator - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Ahmed Fayaz

    Dr Ahmed Fayaz

    Laboratory Technician - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Juan C. Garcia-R

    Dr Juan C. Garcia-R

    Junior Research Officer - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Neville Haack

    Neville Haack

    Technician - Leptospirosis Research Unit - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Matthew Knox

    Dr Matthew Knox

    Research Technician - Molecular Biology - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Wendy Maharey

    Wendy Maharey

    ADMINISTRATOR - ACADEMIC SUPPORT - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Jonathan Marshall

    Dr Jonathan Marshall

    Senior Lecturer - Institute of Fundamental Sciences

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  • Dr Anne Midwinter

    Dr Anne Midwinter

    Senior Research Officer - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Sha Nisa

    Dr Sha Nisa

    Research Technician - Microbiology - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Anthony Pita

    Anthony Pita

    Laboratory Technician - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Niluka Velathanthiri

    Niluka Velathanthiri

    MicrobiologyTechnician - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Simon Verschaffelt

    Simon Verschaffelt

    Technician - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr David Wilkinson

    Dr David Wilkinson

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Epidemiology - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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  • Dr Ji Zhang

    Dr Ji Zhang

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics/Computational Biology - Institute of Vet, Animal and Biomedical Sciences

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Students

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