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About Us

Our Story

Chiasma is a national New Zealand organization that creates links between academia and the wider science, technology and engineering (STEM) industries.

Our History

Chiasma was launched in September 2004 by Priv Bradoo, Swati Sharma and Daniel Sun, three PhD students in the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Since then, Chiasma has grown into a thriving organisation, with branches in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin and boasts over 3500 student and industry members. Each centre runs their own flavour of networking events, workshops, panel discussions, mentorship programmes and site visits tailored towards the local students and industry.

Development

Connections

We bridge the gap between STEM students, academia and business

Entrepreneurship

We foster entrepreneurship and innovation in young scientists

How we work?

Chiasma is a registered charity with four regional centres which are supported by a National Team.

National Team

Chiasma’s National team connects our centres and administers – the legal and financial side of the organisation. Our National Team takes the lead on Internships, Alumni, Marketing, Content and Systems providing resources and guidance to our regional centres. We typically recruit for our National team at the end of each year.

Keep up to date with our National Team and Chiasma news by following our Linkedin.

We’re always to exciting to hear from the Chiasma community, drop us an email [email protected]

Bradley Hosking

Bradley Hosking

National General Manager
Lillian Kuan

Lillian Kuan

Treasurer & Advisor

Current Purchasing & Finance Officer at WOOP

Sebastian Woollard

Sebastian Woollard

National Grants Manager

Senior Consultant, Innovation and Growth at KPMG

Bridget Lamont

Bridget Lamont

National Operations Manager
Natasha Tan

Natasha Tan

National Internship Manager
Vishwa Jani

Vishwa Jani

National Alumni Manager

Current Project Coordinator at Counties Manukau DHB

Kesaki Somal

Kesaki Somal

National Marketing Manager
Palak Shrivastava

Palak Shrivastava

National Contents Manager
Darrell Smith

Darrell Smith

National Systems Manager

Ipshita Mandal-Johnson

Ipshita Mandal-Johnson

2010 Auckland COO

Current Founding Partner & CEO at Global Bio Fund

Dil Khosa

Dil Khosa

2011 Auckland Secretary & Treasurer

Current Advisor & Ops, People & Culture Lead at Narrative Muse

Lillian Kuan

Lillian Kuan

Treasurer & Advisor

Current Purchasing & Finance Officer at WOOP

Carthur Wan

Carthur Wan

2009 Auckland CEO

Current Sr Consultant at CIS & Director at GBR

Summer Park

Summer Park

2014 Auckland CEO

Current Senior Business Development Director at PharmaVentures

Dominique Squires-Newby

Dominique Squires-Newby

2015 Auckland CEO

Current Advisory Consultant at EY

James Daniell

James Daniell

2012 Auckland CEO

Current Manager of Computational Modeling & Design at LanzaTech

Mythreyi Ragavan

Mythreyi Ragavan

2007 Auckland Events Lead

Current GM Corporate & Digital Strategy at BNZ

Kaushala Ratnayake

Kaushala Ratnayake

2016 Auckland COO

Current Head of Strategy at Bauer Media UK

Sebastian Liu

Sebastian Liu

2013 Auckland CEO

Current Territory Manager at Medtronic UK&I

Rory Besaans

Rory Besaans

2018 Wellington CEO

Current Research Technician at Riddet Institute

Vishwa Jani

Vishwa Jani

National Alumni Manager

Current Project Coordinator at Counties Manukau DHB