Dr Kimi Henare (Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa), PhD, MHSc, BSc, is an emerging biomedical research scientist at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre (ACSRC), Te Kupenga Hauora Māori, and the Department of Oncology at the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Auckland. His main research focusses on the complex microenvironment of tumours, to identify new strategies for treatment or combination with immunotherapy. He completed his PhD in 2014 at the University of Auckland, and recently spent two years as a visiting postdoctoral scholar at the University of Calgary, as part of his Eru Pomare Postdoctoral Research Fellowship funded by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.
In addition to his biomedical science expertise, Kimi is actively involved in building Māori health research capacity through mentoring Māori & Pasifika biology students, and serving as faculty for the Summer Internship for Indigenous Genomics (SING) Aotearoa. He holds advisory and governance roles for clinical genomics research at the University of Auckland, including a nationwide study of Neuroendocrine Neoplasia in New Zealand, which is the setting for his presentation at WICC 2019.