Richard Newcomb
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Richard Newcomb

Plant and Food Research / Rangahau Ahumāra Kai

Chief scientist

  • Researcher of biology, genetics and evolution of odour-sensing in animals, and a co-author on over 100 publications.
  • Associate editor for the Journal of Chemical Ecology and on the editorial boards of the journals Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Chemical Senses. He is currently a member of the Marsden Council at the Royal Society of NZ, Te Aparangi.
  • Has an BSc and MSc in zoology at Auckland University, and a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from The Australian National University.

Career

CSIRO
PhD candidate
Jan 1992 - Dec 1996
HortResearch
Science Leader
Jan 1996 - Dec 2008
The University of Auckland
Professor of Evolutionary Genetics
Jan 2008 - Present
Plant and Food Research / Rangahau Ahumāra Kai
Chief Scientist, Team Leader, Molecular Sensing
Dec 2008 - Present

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