Dr Greg Jacobson

Greg Jacobson

Research Fellow

Qualifications: BSc MSc PhD CAT

Papers Taught

Research Interests

I am currently involved in biomedical research looking for links between genetics and post-surgical pain. Our data will be used to define a genetic signature of pain that can direct doctors to give suitable and sufficient pain relief to patients whilst they are still asleep under anaesthesia during surgery. In addition to this work I have a strong general interest in human disease, particularly in explaining predisposition to cancer and forecasting the onset of systemic bacterial infection (sepsis).

Recent Publications

  • Chepulis, L., Jacobson, G. M., Tamatea, J., & Paul, R. (2020). The effects of gestational diabetes on the maternal microbiome during pregnancy: The effects of gestational diabetes on the maternal microbiome during pregnancy. NZSSD. Retrieved from

  • Evans, S. O., Jacobson, G. M., Goodman, H. J. B., Bird, S., & Jameson, M. B. (2020). Comparison of three oral selenium compounds in cancer patients: Evaluation of differential pharmacodynamic effects in normal and malignant cells. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology, 58. doi:10.1016/j.jtemb.2019.126446

  • O'Donnell, S., Beaven, C., Jacobson, G., Bird, S., & Driller, M. (2019). Melatonin and sleep responses following exercise in elite female athletes. New Zealand Journal of Sport and Exercise Science, 2(1), 23-33. Open Access version:

  • Lawrenson, R., Lao, C., Jacobson, G., Seneviratne, S., Scott, N., Sarfati, D., . . . Campbell, I. (2019). Outcomes in different ethnic groups of New Zealand patients with screen-detected vs. non-screen-detected breast cancer. Journal of Medical Screening. doi:10.1177/0969141319844801 Open Access version:

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