Juliet A. Gerrard
Juliet A. Gerrard is trained at Oxford University, UK, where she completed an honor degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. degree in biological chemistry. In 1993, she was appointed as a Research Scientist at Crop and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand, where her multidisciplinary research portfolio included a substantial element of applied research in the food science area. She was appointed as a Lecturer in biochemistry at the University of Canterbury in 1998, promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2000, an Associate Professor in 2004, and a Professor in 2006. Her research is interdisciplinary, cutting across biochemistry, chemistry, health, agricultural and food science, and biomaterial design. It also incorporates a full spectrum of applied and fundamental research. Currently, a major focus is the understanding of the quaternary structure of proteins and the implications that this has for evolution of oligomeric proteins. This research has potential application in the design of novel therapeutic agents and also in the assembly of novel materials. Dr. Gerrard has published over 90 papers in international refereed journals, several book chapters, and three books, two of which have been translated into other languages. She won a National Teaching Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching in 2004 and is currently on the Editorial Board of Process Biochemistry and an Academic Editor for PLoSONE. As the principal investigator on several major research grants, she leads a productive research laboratory currently comprising 15 members; the team is supplemented by national and international collaborators.
Biography Updated on 15 December 2010