Dr Steve Bird

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Senior Lecturer (Biological Sciences)

Research Supervised


  • Evans, Steve (in progress). Charcterising the pharmacodynamic dose response of three selenium compounds in cancer patients.

MSc (Research)

  • Gibbons, Olivia (2016). Antimicrobial peptides in jawed and jawless vertebrates.
  • Green, Kevin (in progress).
  • Broomfield, Grant (2015). Molecular characterisation of immune genes in yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi).
  • Elliott, Nick (2015). Molecular characterisation of sex differentiation of yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi.


  • Ahmadi, Ramtin (2014). Characterising eating behaviour genes in zebrafish (Danio rerio).

Recent Publications

  • Adams, O., Cohn, T., Neubig, G., Cruz, H., Bird, S., & Michaud, A. (2019). Evaluating phonemic transcription of low-resource tonal languages for language documentation. In LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (pp. 3356-3365).

  • Jacobson, G. M., Voss, L. J., Klockars, A., Bird, S., Dimitrov, I., Denny, W. A., . . . Harvey, M. G. (2019). Transcriptional changes in response to ketamine ester-analogs SN 35210 and SN 35563 in the rat brain. BMC Genomics, 20(1), 10 pages. doi:10.1186/s12864-019-5649-6

  • Abós, B., Bird, S., Granja, A. G., Morel, E., More Bayona, J. A., Barreda, D. R., & Tafalla, C. (2018). Identification of the first teleost CD5 molecule: Additional evidence on phenotypical and functional similarities between fish IgM + B cells and mammalian B1 cells. Journal of Immunology, 201(2), 465-480. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.1701546

  • O'Donnell, S., Bird, S., Jacobson, G., & Driller, M. W. (2018). Sleep and stress hormone responses in training and competition in elite female athletes. In European Journal of Sport Science Vol. 18 (pp. 611-618). Conference held at the Avantidrome, Cambridge, New Zealand: Taylor & Francis. doi:10.1080/17461391.2018.1439535

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Contact Details

Room: C.2.01C
Phone: +64 7 838 4723