Renwick Dobson


Room: Biology 620
Phone: +64 3 369 5145 ext 95145
Postal address: School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, New Zealand

Research Fellows

Dr Daniela Remus

Dr Fabian Dolamore

Claude Meffan

Claude Meffan

Olivia Ogilvie

Dr Henry Li

PhD Students

Michael Currie

Jenna Gilkes

Serena Watkin

Hannah McKerchar

James Davies

Amanda Board

David Coombes

Michael Love

Rina King-Hudson

David Wood

David Wood

Masters Students

Michael Newton-Vesty

Michael Newton-Vesty

Honours Students

Dian Muñoz

Undergraduate and Summer Students

Anna Harding

Laboratory Technician

Gayan Sampath

Gayan Sampath

Sarah Manners

Group Alumni

Dr Moritz Lasse (Postdoc, 2013-2015) – Postdoc at the University of Otago, Christchurch.
Dr Sarah Kessans (Postdoc, 2012-2015) – Just started as a Research Fellow in the group.
Dr Mangai Nivaskumar (Postdoc, 2014-2015) – Postdoc at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Hironori Suzuki (Postdoc, 2012-2014) – An adjunct with the Biomolecular Interaction Centre (UC).
JProf. Dr Muge Kasanmascheff (Postdoc, 2012-2013) – Has started her own group at Dortmund.

Dr Jennifer Crowther (PhD, 2017) – Now a postdoc at the University of Edinburgh.
Dr Arvind Ravichandran (PhD, 2017) – Working in industry (India).
Dr Rachel North (PhD, 2016) – stayed on for a Postdoc!
Dr Katherine Donovan (PhD, 2016) – Staff Scientist, Harvard.
Dr Fen Peng (PhD, 2015)
Dr Sarah Atkinson (PhD, 2014) – NHMRC Early Career Fellow at Monash University.

Amanda Board (Masters w/ Honours, 2018) – Stayed in the group to do a PhD.
James Davies (Masters w/ Honours, 2017) – Stayed in the group to do a PhD.
Cameron MacDonald (Masters, 2017)
Thomas Orban (Masters, 2015) – working for Pfizer, Belgium.
Alex Law (Masters, 2015).
Letitia Gilmore (Masters w/ Honours, 2015) – now working on drug trials.
Emma Dorsey (Masters, 2014).
Tong Zhu (Masters w/ Honours, 2010) – Received her PhD from Monash University and is now a researcher at the University of Auckland.

Meng Yiaxang (Honours 1st class, 2018) –
Michael Love (Honours 1st class, 2017) – Stayed in the group to do a PhD.
David Coombes (Honours 1st class, 2017) – Stayed in the group to do a PhD.
Michael Currie (Honours 1st class, 2016) – Stayed in the group to do a PhD.
Olivia Ogilvie (Honours 1st class, 2016) – PhD student (University of Auckland).
Rosie Shaw (Honours 1st class, 2014) – Technician in London.
Chris Horne (Honours 1st class, 2014) – Stayed in the group to do a PhD.
Ben Callaghan (Honours, 2014).
Michael Oliver (Honours 1st class, 2013) – PhD candidate with Peter Metcalf (University of Auckland)
Jennifer Crowther (Honours 1st class, 2012) – Now a Phd candidate in our group.
Elena Sugrue (Honours 1st class, 2012) – About to finish her PhD at ANU.

Regan Clark (Summer Student, 2015) – starting med school.
Lara Sweetapple (Summer student, 2014) – now doing her Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Heidelberg.

Students in the Staff Club

Previous Lab Visitors

A/Prof. Rosmarie Friemann – Feb-April, 2019 Erskine Fellow (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Prof. Aron Fenton – Sept-Oct 2018 Erskine Fellow (University of Kansas Medical Center, USA)
Prof. Borries Demeler – Feb-April 2018 Erskine Fellow (University of Texas Health Center San Antonio, USA)
Prof. Marty Serra – Feb-April 2018 Erskine Fellow (Allegheny College, USA)
A/Prof. Milton Kiefel – Sept-Nov 2017 Erskine Fellow (Griffith University, Aus)
Prof. Tom Laue – May-June 2017 Erskine Fellow (University of New Hampshire, USA)
A/Prof. James Murphy – 2016 Erskine Fellow (WEHI, Melbourne)
Prof. James Moir – 2016 Erskine Fellow (University of York, UK)
A/Prof Andre Hudson – 2015 Erskine Fellow (Rochester Institute, USA)
Prof. Jerry Turnbull – 2014 Erskine Fellow (University of Liverpool, UK)
A/Prof. Ashley Buckle – 2014 Erskine Fellow (Monash University, Aus)
Prof. Tom Laue – 2013 Erskine Fellow (University of New Hampshire, USA)