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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.


Dr Cathy Gorrie seated in front of a microscope.

Histology workshop puts emphasis on practical learning

Wagyu or Kangaroo? That is one of the meaty questions histology students could be answering in a proposed histology workshop that was recently awarded a 2017 UTS Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning grant.



Boy using ventolin inhaler.

Bitter taste receptors hold key to treating asthma

Research has shown the stimulation of bitter taste receptors can relieve features of allergic asthma. The findings give hope to the 2.4 million Australians who suffer from asthma and need more effective, long-term treatment plans.