Dr Kimiora Henare

The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Kimiora Henare (Ngāti Haua, Te Aupōuri, Te Rarawa) is a cancer biologist specialising (at the benchtop) in the tumour microenvironment and tumour immunology to explore strategies to enhance tumour-directed immunity; a continuation of his doctoral studies at The University of Auckland. Alongside his lab-based biomedical research, Kimiora worked with the NETwork! Project to develop a roadmap for Māori engagement for clinical cancer genomics which has served as a scaffold for several other clinical cancer genomics projects, including the Rakeiora project and MoST-NZ. In addition to his biomedical research expertise, Kimiora teaches and advises on Responsiveness to Māori and ethics for the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (FMHS), University of Auckland, holds advisory and governance roles for clinical and biomedical research, and serves as a member of Hei Āhuru Mōwai (Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa) and a co-convenor of SING-Aotearoa.

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