BSc (Otago), DPHIL (Waikato)
Research interests & activities
In situ hybridisation and immunohistochemical analyses of milk protein and other gene expression in ruminants. Histology and analysis. Gene discovery using modified differential display, representational difference analysis, filter arrays. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for genes for the regulation of milk production traits. DNA and RNA isolation manipulation and analysis. Bovine lactating cDNA library. Bioactives from Milk (Histatherin, M-SAA3, Defensins, S100As. Recombinant gene expression. Bioinformatics. Microarrays, Western analysis. Epigenetic analysis (Sequenome, MeDIP, MBD). Udder ultrasound analyses. Early life nutrition. Animal trial (cow) planning and execution. Alternative forages (Moringa oleifera).