People

Vanessa Morris

Principal investigator

I joined the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury in late 2018, completing my world tour after working and studying in Australia, Germany and Canada. I am interested in proteins that form large aggregates as part of their function or as a pathological process.

Sarah Heath

PhD student. Co-supervised with Christoph Göbl

Sarah is working on the mechanism of p16 fibril formatin.

Abigail Schwartfeger

Undergraduate project student and summer student

Abigail carried out two undergraduate projects and one summer project, working on three different projects.

Jennifer Naughton

Undergraduate project student and summer student

Jen has carried out her third-year undergrad project and summer project on studying the effects of different p16 variants.

Christoph Göbl

Research fellow and honourary lab member

I am a research fellow at the Center for Free Radical Research at the University of Otago, Christchurch and I am working in the field of redox biology and oxidative stress signalling in cancers. Vanessa and I work together on the amyloid formation mechanism of the tumor suppressor protein p16.

Former group members

Dylan Goldsmith

Honours Student

Dylan completed his Honours research project in 2019, where he worked on deciphering the mechanism of p16 amyloid formation. Soon to return!

Madison Hill

Undergraduate project and summer student

Madi worked on amyloid beta interactions during two undergraduate projects and her summer scholarship in summer 2019/2020. She is now carrying out her Honours year with Prof. Mark Hampton and Dr Leon Symth at the University of Otago, Christchurch, working on different amyloid beta interactions!