Dr Haruna Suzuki-Kerr

BSc Biomedical Science(Honours)/PhD (Physiology)

Research | Current

Dr Suzuki-Kerr is a Research Fellow in the Auditory and Vestibular Translational Neuroscience Cluster. 

Research Interest

  • Cellular physiology and pathophysiology of the cochlea
  • Cochlea synapse regulation by purinergic signalling
  • Drug delivery and diagnosis for inner ear diseases
  • Cellular physiology and gene expressions during development
  • Purinergic signalling in the cochlea, the lens and the retina

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Committee member of FMHS-Asian Cultural Committee
  • Committee member of FMHS-Postdoctoral Society

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Suzuki-Kerr, H., Iwagawa, T., Sagara, H., Mizota, A., Suzuki, Y., & Watanabe, S. (2018). Pivotal roles of Fezf2 in differentiation of cone OFF bipolar cells and functional maturation of cone ON bipolar cells in retina. Experimental eye research, 171, 142-154. 10.1016/j.exer.2018.03.017
  • Suzuki-Kerr, H., Baba, Y., Tsuhako, A., Koso, H., Dekker, J. D., Tucker, H. O., ... Watanabe, S. (2017). Forkhead Box Protein P1 Is Dispensable for Retina but Essential for Lens Development. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 58 (4), 1916-1929. 10.1167/iovs.16-20085
  • Suzuki-Kerr, H., Lim, J. C., & Donaldson, P. J. (2010). Purinergic receptors in the rat lens: activation of P2X receptors following hyperosmotic stress. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 51 (8), 4156-4163. 10.1167/iovs.09-5023
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Paul Donaldson, Julie Lim
  • Suzuki-Kerr, H., Lim, J. C., Vlajkovic, S. M., & Donaldson, P. J. (2009). Differential membrane redistribution of P2X receptor isoforms in response to osmotic and hyperglycemic stress in the rat lens. HISTOCHEMISTRY AND CELL BIOLOGY, 131 (6), 667-680. 10.1007/s00418-009-0582-4
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18591
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Julie Lim, Srdjan Vlajkovic, Paul Donaldson
  • Hu, R. G., Suzuki-Kerr, H., Webb, K. F., Rhodes, J. D., Collison, D. J., Duncan, G., & Donaldson, P. J. (2008). Molecular and functional mapping of regional differences in P2Y receptor expression in the rat lens. EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH, 87 (2), 137-146. 10.1016/j.exer.2008.05.008
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kevin Webb, Paul Donaldson
  • Suzuki-Kerr, H., Vlajkovic, S., Donaldson, P. J., & Lim, J. (2008). Molecular identification and localization of P2X receptors in the rat lens. EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH, 86 (5), 844-855. 10.1016/j.exer.2008.03.006
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/15424
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Srdjan Vlajkovic, Paul Donaldson, Julie Lim

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 503 - Bldg 503
Level 4, Room 401
New Zealand