Scope 36 - PhD graduate heads to elite American institute

01 June 2008, Asthma

Laboratory experience in an overseas research facility is recommended for any young scientist that wishes to establish their career back here in New Zealand. Malaghan Institute graduates are considered amongst the best in the country and are consequently highly sought after.   

In April of this year we farewelled one of our rising young stars, Dr Nicholas van Panhuys, to the prestigious National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, USA.  Dr van Panhuys' PhD studies in Professor Graham Le Gros' Asthma Group have challenged our current understanding of the immune responses that give rise to allergy and asthma and he will now continue this provocative research alongside world-renowned immunologist Professor Ron Germain.  

We wish Dr van Panhuys well and will keep you updated on his research progress.