Liz Dunn

Liz Dunn

Research Scientist


Research Scientist specialising in cell models and bioassays

I am a Research Scientist in the Protein Science and Engineering team within the Biotechnologies division at Callaghan Innovation. My work revolves around cell based assays, mammalian cell models and using bioassays, immunological assays, and fluorescent microscopy to assess the effects of treatment on these models.

Having briefly dabbled in truck driving, orchid breeding and food safety, I returned to study and completed a PhD in Biochemistry investigating the effects of two kinase inhibitors on ovarian cancer cells using three-dimensional organoid disease models.  

As a scientist, I am continuously inspired by the potential of biotechnology to transform healthcare, improve lives, and address global challenges. Callaghan Innovation has provided me with a stimulating environment to collaborate with like-minded experts and work on projects with real-world applications which gives me an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of people through biotechnology.

Areas of expertise
  • Mammalian cell models
  • Bioassays
  • Immunoassays
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • PhD, Biochemistry, University of Canterbury, 2021
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