Research Team

Principal Investigator



Murray Cox
Professor of Computational Biology

Principal Investigator in the BioProtection Research Centre
Principal Investigator in Te Pūnaha Matatini (Complex Systems Institute)
Associate Investigator in the Maurice Wilkins Centre
m.p.cox@massey.ac.nz

Postdocs

Dr Georgi Hudjashov - Rutherford Foundation

Georgi Hudjashov
2015-Present
Rutherford Fellowship Postdoctoral Fellow

g.hudjashov@massey.ac.nz



Dr David Winter - Marsden Fund and Bio-Protection Research Centre

David Winter
2016-Present
Marsden and Bio-Protection Postdoctoral Fellow

d.winter@massey.ac.nz



Dr Baojun ("Edison") Wu - Bio-Protection Research Centre

Baojun Wu
2018-Present
Bio-Protection Postdoctoral Fellow

b.wu@massey.ac.nz



PhD Students

Panchamee Dharmadasa - School of Public Health Doctoral Scholarship

Panchamee Dharmadasa
2016-Present
Cosupervised with Nick Kim

l.dharmadasa@massey.ac.nz



Sidra Hussain - Massey University Doctoral Scholarship

Sidra Hussain
2018-Present
Cosupervised with Jennifer Tate

s.hussain2@massey.ac.nz


Nikolai Kondratev - Leslie and Gladys Riggall Doctoral Scholarship

Nikolai Kondratev
2015-Present
Cosupervised with Paul Dijkwel

n.kondratev@massey.ac.nz


Jiří Moravec - Rutherford Fellowship Doctoral Scholarship

Jiri Moravec
2014-Present
Cosupervised by Stephen Marsland

j.moravec@massey.ac.nz



Catrina Olivera - Massey University Doctoral Scholarship

Catrina Olivera
2018-Present
Cosupervised with Jasna Rakonjac

c.olivera@massey.ac.nz



Richard Yulo - Massey University Doctoral Scholarship

Richard Yulo
2016-Present
Cosupervised with Heather Hendrickson

p.r.yulo@massey.ac.nz



Masters Students

Anna Martinson-Behling

Anna Martinson-Behling
2018-Present
Cosupervised with Patrick Biggs

a.martinson-behling@massey.ac.nz



Shannon Ormond

Shannon Ormond
2018-Present
Cosupervised with Kathryn Stowell

s.ormond@massey.ac.nz



Lab Alumni

Simren Brar - MBIE Healthy Trees, Healthy Future Program

Simren Brar

2017-2018
Massey University

Dr Pierre-Yves Dupont - Bio-Protection Research Centre

Pierre-Yves Dupont

2012-2018
Institute of Environmental Science and Research




Jasmin Franke - Institute of Fundamental Sciences Intern

Jasmin Franke

2016-2017
University of Greifswald
(Universität Greifswald)



Valentijn Jansen - Massey University Doctoral Scholarship

Valentijn Jansen

2016-2017
Wageningen University
(Wageningen Universiteit)


Jessie Owen - Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship

Jessie Owen

2014-2017
MetService



Estelle Allery - Marsden Fund Intern

Estelle Allery

2016
University of Bordeaux




François Vallée - Marsden Fund Research Assistant

Francois Vallee

2014-2016
University of Bordeaux




Dr Matthew Campbell - Rutherford Foundation Postdoc

Mac Campbell

2014-2016
University of California Santa Cruz

Eilis Donnelly - Allan Wilson Centre Summer Student

Eilis Donnelly

2015-2016
Victoria University of Wellington




Dr Julian Spagnuolo - Massey University Vice-Chancellor's Doctoral Scholarship

Julian Spagnuolo

2011-2016
University of Basel


Dr Elsa Guillot - Institute of Molecular BioSciences Doctoral Scholarship

Elsa Guillot

2011-2015
University of Lausanne




Aurélien Luciani - Marsden Fund Intern

Aurelien Luciani

2015
EMBL European Bioinformatics Institute



Dr Matthew Denton-Giles - Leslie and Gladys Riggall Doctoral Scholarship

Matthew Denton-Giles

2011-2015
University of Western Australia


Dr Jean Sanderson - Rutherford Foundation Postdoc

Jean Sanderson

2013-2014
University of Sheffield




Dr Armando Jose Rodado Amaris - Marsden Fund Postdoc

Armando Amaris

2012-2014
University of Los Lagos




Dr Saumya Agrawal - Institute of Natural Sciences Doctoral Scholarship

Saumya Agrawal

2009-2014
Massey University

Dr Meryanne Tumonggor - National Science Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Meryanne Tumonggor

2008-2014
University of Arizona




Aydar Aliev - Marsden Fund Scholarship

Aydar Aliev

2012-2014
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Susanne Fechtner - Rutherford Intern

Susanne Fechtner

2013-2014
University of Greifswald
(Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald)


Juliane Schröter - Marsden Fund Intern

Juliane Schröter

2013
University of Dundee



Samantha Fogden - Massey University Research Fund Summer Student

Samantha Fogden

2012-2013
Livestock Improvement Corporation


Michael Nelson - International Intern

Michael Nelson

2011
University of Edinburgh



Neeti Paul - Summer Student

Neeti Paul

2010-2011
Massey University

Yuancheng ("James") Wang - Summer Student

James Wang

2010-2011
AgResearch New Zealand





Daniel Peterson - International Intern

Daniel Peterson

2009-2010
University of Massachusetts Amherst