Current students and alumni
We welcome around 20 postgraduate students to study with us in a wide range of chemistry and biochemistry research areas.
PhD candidates at the Ferrier Research Institute are listed below, along with their thesis title and supervisors.
Lani Campbell: Investigating transcriptional regulation to enhance natural product biosynthesis in Penicillium paxillin
Ben Clarke: Measuring Stachybotrys mycotoxins in New Zealand’s leaky buildings
Patrick Cunningham: Transition state inhibitors for radical SAM enzymes as ways to treat viral disease
Florian de Pol: Unveiling the evolution of allostery in adenosine triphosphate phosphoribosyl transferases
Sarah Draper: Chemical programming to control self-assembly of peptides
Mahdieh Ghofrani: Quantifying heparan sulfate in biological systems
Taylor Hibbard: Characterisation of tolypocladium album genes required for indole-terpenoid biosynthesis
Hsin-Chuan (David) Hsu: Development of proximity induced bioorthogonal conjugation reaction
Lucy Hughes: Drug chaperones for rare diseases
Thomas Lang: Towards anti-tuberculosis drugs
Rory Lehane: Synthesis of 4'-substituted and N-methyl iminomucleoside analogues for use as antiviral treatments
Cara Luiten: Determining the polysaccharide composition of New Zealand lake snow
Natasha Nipper: Decoration of the indole ring in indole diterpene biosynthesis
Daniel Phipps: Synthesis of heparan sulfate mimetics
Arran Stewart: Synthesis of heparan sulfate mimetics and their bioisostere analogues
Richard Thom: Transition state analysis of acid ceramidase
Daniel Torres: Broad spectrum antivirals
Yehezkiel (Kiel) Victorio: Combinatorial metabolic engineering of Lovastatin producing epichloe festucae using a blue-light inducible bi-functional CRISPR system
Students who have completed a Master’s or PhD degree at Ferrier are listed below with a link to their LinkedIn profile (where available).