Auckland Bioengineering Institute


Oliver Maclaren

Dr Oliver Maclaren

Alumnus Profile

Oliver Maclaren received a BE (Hons) in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland in 2008. In 2009 he began a PhD in Bioengineering at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.

Oliver's research is focused on understanding saliva secretion by constructing mathematical models across multiple spatial scales. Through analysis and simulation, in conjunction with experimental work carried out at the University of Rochester (NY, USA), he intends to test the role of several molecular and cellular elements involved in the secretion process.

Ultimately, this work aims to contribute to the basic understanding of salivary secretion, as well as to the development of treatments for salivary gland dysfunction.

Oliver attained his doctorate in 2014, and is now a postdoctoral researcher based at the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, an interdisciplinary research group in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford.

Project supervision

Oliver's doctoral research project was supervised by:

Project links

Oliver was a member of the following research projects

  • Systems Biology Group