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My teaching is mainly in the area of disease progression and diagnosis. My research is focused on using cell and animal models to study the effects of food and food components on human health and disease. I am currently supervising PhD students who are researching the effects of greenshell mussels, capsacain, curcumin, and lycopene in inflammation, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and Alzheimer's disease.
I am also the general manager of Massey's small animal research unit, and the health and safety compliance person for the School of Food and Advanced Technology.
Effects of diet and food components on health and disease
Immune cell function
Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Animal Physiology - Cell (060602): Biochemistry and Cell Biology (060100): Biological Sciences (060000): Cell Development, Proliferation and Death (060103): Cellular Interactions (incl. Adhesion, Matrix, Cell Wall) (060106): Physiology (060600)
Animal models of human disease
Cellular function assays in vitro
Cytokine and antigen-specific antibody measurements
202.701 Clinical Laboratory Haematology
202.703 Diagnostic Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
214.201 Impaired Body Systems
151.708 Nutritional Research Methods
151.741 Research Methods and Statistics for Dietetics
151.332 Nutrition for Sport and Performance
141.458 Nutrition and Food Choice
214.131 Intro Food and Nutrition
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