Kevin Stewart

Kevin Stewart

Principal Academic Staff Member

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Phone
+64 7 834 8800 extension 8704
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Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 2005
  • Master of Science, University of Melbourne, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Otago, 1978

Industry experience, affiliations and achievements

  • Research collaboration with University of Auckland.
  • Member of the Physiological Society of NZ.

Areas of expertise and research

  • Treatment of hypertension using a sheep model.
  • Identification and assessment of signalling links between the gut and mammary metabolism in rats.
  • Investigation of pancreatic function and peptide changes that may be involved in the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus.

Research activity

  • A study of the effects of pancreatic peptides on insulin release using an isolated rat perfusion model.
  • The establishment of an isolated rat lung perfusion model for studying the effects of conditions such as sepsis and diabetes on lung function.
  • Further studies using direct MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry to image peptide secretion from pancreatic islets.
  • Proteomic analysis to identify the effects of particular alpha cell peptides on secretion of insulin and other pancreatic hormones.
  • Working with a team to establish the Wintec Biomolecular Research Group that has equipment and capability to conduct research and offer services in molecular biology.

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