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.
The School of Life Sciences is led by the Head of School, Associate Professor Andrea Leigh and is supported by:
- Associate Professor Stella Valenzuela, Associate Head of School, Research
- Dr Willa Huston, Acting Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning
- Professor Michael Wallach, Associate Head of School, Strategic Development
A group of professional staff support the School executives and they are:
- Deanne Koelmeyer, School Manager
- Shannon Hawkins, Research Officer
- Kristine Treloar, Teaching and Learning Officer
- Maggie Chen, School Administration Officer
- Katherine Waldron, Project Officer
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)
Building 7 (CB07)
638 Jones Street, Broadway
PO Box 123
Broadway, NSW 2007
UTS Science students are taking their skills outside the lab, across oceans and to mangroves in Cambodia's Mekong region.
A toxic chemical produced by algae and linked to motor neuron disease has been detected in NSW rivers. Its presence - long suspected but now confirmed - could be linked to a disease hotspot in the Riverina.
Six people with severe spinal cord injuries have regained the use of their hands and fingers through a non-invasive spinal stimulation technique.
Strain variation in the toxic harmful algae Raphidiopsis raciborskii (Cylindropsermopsis raciborskii)
Synthetic biology tools for engineering metabolic pathways and networks.
A one-day conference for UTS Faculty of Science’s Early Careers Researchers (ECRs) to showcase their research and encourage collaboration.