Nayer Ngametua

I’m Nayer, a BSc (Tech) student majoring in biotechnology at the University of Waikato. I’ve always been interested in science and how with it we seek to better understand the world we live in. I like that this knowledge can be applied to improve our way of living. I have a thing for smart innovation. 

I am doing my Summer Studentship at the Palmerston North site within the Food & Wellness group. My project is to see if polyphenols can modulate the buccal mucosal immune system for health purposes. 

I’m really excited to do this work as it involves learning new techniques and I hope to get some really nice results out of the work. It’s been great so far, everyone has been incredibly helpful and I’ve learnt so much already.

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