Dr Suzanne Jean Reid

PhD (Pharmacology) 2004

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Professional Teaching Fellow


Professional Teaching Fellow (2017- current), School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland

Research Fellow (2005- 2016),  School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland


Research | Current

Prior to my current Teaching Fellow role, my  postdoctoral research focused on Alzheimers and Huntingtons disease, using genetics, simple cell culture models, C. elegans, transgenic sheep and human patient tissue and DNA to advance our knowledge of the molecular mechanisms behind these diseases. 

I am no longer able to supervise research students, but please get in touch if you are interested in postgraduate study within Biology; I can provide advice as a SBS graduate advisor.

Teaching | Current

Course co-ordinator  and lecturer BIOSCI 107 (Biology for Biomedicine) and  BIOSCI 202 (Genetics).

Teach into BIOSCI 95F (TFC Biology) since 2017 and MAORIHTH 22H (CertHealth Biology).

Previously taught into MEDSCI 717 (Advanced Neuroscience) and BIOSCI 759 (Molecular Cell Biology and Biomedicine).


SBS Postgraduate advisor.

Get in touch if you are interested knowing more about postgraduate study in Biology  (Honours and PgDip/Masters level). You are welcome to call by my office to chat, or contact me via email.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

As of 29 October 2020 there will be no automatic updating of 'selected publications and creative works' from Research Outputs. Please continue to keep your Research Outputs profile up to date.
  • Murray, S. J., Black, B. L., Reid, S. J., Rudiger, S. R., Simon Bawden, C., Snell, R. G., ... Faull, R. L. M. (2019). Chemical neuroanatomy of the substantia nigra in the ovine brain. Journal of chemical neuroanatomy, 97, 43-56. 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2019.01.007
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Russell Snell, Henry Waldvogel, Richard Faull
  • Young, A. T., Ly, K. N., Wilson, C., Lehnert, K., Snell, R. G., Reid, S. J., & Jacobsen, J. C. (2018). Modelling brain dopamine-serotonin vesicular transport disease in Caenorhabditis elegans. Disease models & mechanisms, 11 (11).10.1242/dmm.035709
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Russell Snell, Klaus Lehnert, Jessie Jacobsen
  • Pfister, E. L., DiNardo, N., Mondo, E., Borel, F., Conroy, F., Fraser, C., ... Johnson, E. (2018). Artificial miRNAs Reduce Human Mutant Huntingtin Throughout the Striatum in a Transgenic Sheep Model of Huntington's Disease. Human gene therapy, 29 (6), 663-673. 10.1089/hum.2017.199
  • Reid, S., Mckean, N., Henty, K., Portelius, E., Blennow, K., Rudiger, S., ... Faull, R. (2017). Alzheimer's disease markers in the aged sheep (Ovis aries). Neurobiology of Aging, 58, 112-119. 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.06.020
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35905
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Faull, Renee Handley, Henry Waldvogel, Russell Snell
  • Handley, R. R., Reid, S. J., Brauning, R., Maclean, P., Mears, E. R., Fourie, I., ... McLaughlan, C. J. (2017). Brain urea increase is an early Huntington's disease pathogenic event observed in a prodromal transgenic sheep model and HD cases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114 (52), E11293-E11302. 10.1073/pnas.1711243115
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Renee Handley, Garth Cooper, Henry Waldvogel, Richard Faull, Russell Snell
  • Jacobsen, J. C., Erdin, S., Chiang, C., Hanscom, C., Handley, R. R., Barker, D. D., ... Snell, R. G. (2017). Potential molecular consequences of transgene integration: The R6/2 mouse example. Scientific Reports, 710.1038/srep41120
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Jessie Jacobsen, Russell Snell, Renee Handley
  • Geraerts, F. C. A., Snell, R. G., Faull, R. L. M., Williams, L., Jacobsen, J. C., & Reid, S. J. (2016). Comparison of Huntington’s disease CAG Repeat Length Stability in Human Motor Cortex and Cingulate Gyrus. Journal of Huntington's Disease, 5 (3), 297-301. 10.3233/JHD-160203
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Faull, Russell Snell, Jessie Jacobsen
  • Patassini, S., Begley, P., Xu, J., Church, S., Reid, S., Kim, E., ... Snell, R. (2016). Metabolite mapping reveals severe widespread perturbation of multiple metabolic processes in Huntington's disease human brain. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease, 1862 (9), 1650-1662. 10.1016/j.bbadis.2016.06.002
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Garth Cooper, Maurice Curtis, Richard Faull, Michael Dragunow, Henry Waldvogel, Russell Snell

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 1, Room 111D
New Zealand