Lynnette R Ferguson, DPhil (Oxon), DSc
Program Leader of Nutrigenomics New Zealand
University of Auckland
Lynnette Ferguson is Program Leader of Nutrigenomics New Zealand. She obtained her DPhil from Oxford University, working on DNA damage and repair. After her return to New Zealand, she began working as part of the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, using mutagenicity testing as a predictor of carcinogenesis. She has recently been investigating the interplay between genes and diet in the development of chronic disease, with particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease. As Program Leader, she is working with a range of others to bring nutrigenomics tools to the New Zealand science scene. She has supervised more than 30 students and has more than 300 peer-reviewed publications. Dr Ferguson serves as one of the managing editors for Mutation Research: Fundamental and Molecular Mechanisms of Mutation, as well as on the editorial boards of several other major journals.