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Georgia Carson

Ngāti Whakaue

ORCID 0000-0002-4003-2416

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Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

In the Cancer Cell Biology Group at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), based on the campus of Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), Georgia researches how cancer cells alter their metabolism, changing the    balance between mitochondrial and glycolytic production of ATP to allow them to better survive and metastasise. She is interested in investigating what signals drive the transfer of mitochondria between cells, what immune responses are involved, and whether mitochondrial ATP is required for metastasis. She is also working on developing a mitochondrial gene-expression based assay for Parkinson's disease. She has expertise in cell and molecular assays especially sequencing and cancer biology models. As a Māori scientist, Georgia advises her workplace on engagement and collaboration with the Māori community.

Georgia has taught the Metabolism component of VUW's first-year Biology course, and is passionate about science teaching, communication, and policy, especially regarding early career researchers. She is a long-time member and councillor of the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) and has been involved in the New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) and Toastmasters New Zealand for several years. She joined GFANZ in 2021.