Dunedin Researcher Andrew Highton Wins Oxford Scholarship

University of Otago PhD researcher, Andrew Highton, 25, has won a Nuffield postdoctoral fellowship to Oxford University, where he will continue his immunology research.

Highton was “really excited” to gain the fellowship, which provides $83,700 a year for at least two years, to undertake research at Oxford University, England.

The Nuffield Dominions Trust at Oxford awards this postdoctoral fellowship every two years to one New Zealander, either a clinician or scientist.

Oxford was “a great place to advance my career”, Highton said, and he hoped to conduct “some ground-breaking research” there.

At Oxford, Highton will continue his research on memory T cells, which are responsible for the function of vaccines.

Original article by John Gibb, Otago Daily Times, September 30, 2014.


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