Dr Allan Michael Sheppard
Neonatology, Paediatric Endocrinology
Auckland University of Technology
After training in Australia (at Monash and then Sydney University), Allan spent many years in the USA as a postdoctoral fellow and faculty member at institutions such as Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis and the National Cancer Institute (NIH) in Washington DC. Increasingly he has worked at the scientific interface between academic institutions and commercial interests, recognizing the changing landscape for science as partly a business activity and the increasing reliance on advanced technologies. Allan's primary interest and purpose has always been to understand the molecular basis of life history and evolutionary processes. This he has endeavoured to do through the fields of neuroscience, embryonic stem cells, embryology and developmental programming of fate.
Developmental epigenetics Life history and plasticity Evolution