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Staff - School of Fundamental Sciences

Head of School

  • Prof Paul Plieger

    Prof Paul Plieger

    Head of School of Fundamental Sciences - School of Fundamental Sciences


    Dr Plieger is currently the acting Head of the School for the School of Fundamental Sciences

    Dr Plieger is a trained inorganic synthetic chemist specialising in ligand design, synthesis and functionality. He has strong research interests in anion encapsulation, supramolecular cages, nanomagnets and beryllium coordination chemistry. 

Director of postgraduate studies

  • Prof Kathryn Stowell

    Prof Kathryn Stowell

    Professor in Biochemistry /Biomedical Science - School of Fundamental Sciences


    I am a biochemist with a background in human physiological biochemistry, protein biochemistry and regulation of gene expression. My research interests turned towards molecular genetics with a focus on the underlying causes of Malignant Hyperthermia in humans, but I remain a biochemist at heart. I work closely with anaesthetists at Palmerston North hospital on DNA analysis for Malignant Hyperthermia and calcium homeostasis in skeletal muscle. I run a research laboratory as well as an IANZ accredited diagnostic laboratory for Malignant Hyperthermia and teach a range of subjects including DNA structure, function and analysis, metabolic biochemistry and regulation of gene expression.

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