Jane Mullaney is a microbiology/microbiome scientist with the Food & Bio-based Products Group at AgResearch in Palmerston North New Zealand. She is also an affiliated researcher in the Riddet Centre of Research Excellence and Associate Investigator in the High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge.

Jane previously worked at the University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute on the role of the microbiome in Type 1 Diabetes and was recipient of a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2014-2017).  Since her return to New Zealand, she has been working on microbiome related projects and is also leading a Vision Mātauranga project to develop commercial bananas in the East Coast of New Zealand. Of Māori descent with Ngati Porou/Ngati Raukawa affiliations, Jane continues to follow her interests in the impacts of nutrition and genetics on the microbiome.