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School of Life Sciences

About us

The School of Life Sciences at UTS brings together a vibrant research and teaching culture with a diversity of interests in areas such as environmental, plant, marine biology, medical microbiology, infectious diseases, parasitology, inflammation, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurological disorders, cancer, metabolic biochemistry and bionanotechnology.

Our structure

The School of Life Sciences is led by the Head of School, Professor William Gladstone and is supported by:

A group of professional staff support the School executives and they are: 

  • Deanne Koelmeyer, School Manager
  • Shannon Hawkins, Research Officer
  • Jason Challinor, Teaching and Learning Officer
  • Kristine Treloar, School Administration Officer 
  • Maggie Chen, Administrative Assistant 

Contact us

The School of Life Sciences is located on Level 6 in Buildings 4 and 7.


Building 4 (CB04)
Corner of Thomas St and Harris St
(opposite ABC Ultimo Harris St and Ultimo TAFE in Thomas St)
Ultimo NSW

Building 7 (CB07)
638 Jones Street, Broadway
Ultimo NSW


Postal address:
PO Box 123
Broadway, NSW 2007

See School of Life Sciences staff.


ocean horizon

How does the Great Barrier Reef gets its nitrogen fix?

Using new techniques, that target bacterial genes, specialised nitrogen-fixing bacteria have been identified for the first time



Young UTS researcher wins Amplify Ignite award

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Noushin Nasiri has taken home first prize at the AMP Amplify Ignite competition.

Dr Nasiri was one of 20 researchers selected as a finalist for the competition.