Mrs Brett Catherine Belgin Wagner

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Research | Current

Brett Wagner (Brett Wagner Mackenzie), M.Sc., is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Medicine, Department of Surgery at University of Auckland in Auckland, New Zealand. Her thesis focuses on the role of the human sino-nasal microbiome in chronic rhinosinusitis, and how to better understand the role of the sinonasal microbiome during health and disease. She completed her undergraduate degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington and her Master's degree at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research interests include host-microbiome interactions, and microbial community network stability and response to disturbance. 

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Wagner Mackenzie, B., Waite, D. W., Hoggard, M., Taylor, M. W., Biswas, K., & Douglas, R. G. (2017). Moving beyond descriptions of diversity: clinical and research implications of bacterial imbalance in chronic rhinosinusitis. Rhinology10.4193/rhin17.135
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Taylor, Richard Douglas
  • Hoggard, M., Biswas, K., Zoing, M., Wagner Mackenzie, B., Taylor, M. W., & Douglas, R. G. (2017). Evidence of microbiota dysbiosis in chronic rhinosinusitis. International forum of allergy & rhinology, 7 (3), 230-239. 10.1002/alr.21871
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas, Mike Taylor
  • Biswas, K., Wagner Mackenzie, B., Waldvogel-Thurlow, S., Middleditch, M., Jullig, M., Zoing, M., ... Douglas, R. G. (2017). Differentially Regulated Host Proteins Associated with Chronic Rhinosinusitis Are Correlated with the Sinonasal Microbiome. Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology, 710.3389/fcimb.2017.00504
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Kristi Biswas, Mia Jullig, Mark Taylor, Richard Douglas, Mike Taylor
  • Wagner Mackenzie, B., Waite, D. W., Hoggard, M., Douglas, R. G., Taylor, M. W., & Biswas, K. (2017). Bacterial community collapse: A meta-analysis of the sinonasal microbiota in chronic rhinosinusitis. Environmental Microbiology, 19 (1), 381-392. 10.1111/1462-2920.13632
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35646
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas, Mike Taylor, Kristi Biswas
  • Hoggard, M., Wagner Mackenzie, B., Jain, R., Taylor, M. W., Biswas, K., & Douglas, R. G. (2017). Chronic rhinosinusitis and the evolving understanding of microbial ecology in chronic inflammatory mucosal disease. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 30 (1), 321-348. 10.1128/CMR.00060-16
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Douglas, Mike Taylor, Kristi Biswas
  • Kia, E., Wagner Mackenzie, B., Middleton, D., Lau, A., Waite, D. W., Lewis, G., ... Poppitt, S. D. (2016). Integrity of the Human Faecal Microbiota following Long-Term Sample Storage. PloS one, 11 (10)10.1371/journal.pone.0163666
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/32048
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Garth Cooper, Mike Taylor, Gillian Lewis, Sally Poppitt, Marta Paulino Silvestre
  • Wagner Mackenzie, B., Waite, D. W., & Taylor, M. W. (2015). Evaluating variation in human gut microbiota profiles due to DNA extraction method and inter-subject differences. Frontiers in microbiology, 610.3389/fmicb.2015.00130
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Mike Taylor
  • Wagner, B. C. (2014). Evaluating Methods for the Optimal Extraction of Microbial Nucleic Acids for Analysis of the Human Gut Microbiota The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23327