Random42 Alana Whitcombe
Alana Whitcombe
Scientific Account Executive

BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science
The University of Auckland

PhD Biomedical Science
The University of Auckland

Alana has a PhD in Biomedical Science from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she developed tests to study immune responses in patients with rheumatic fever and COVID-19. As a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Auckland, she continued research into unravelling the mysteries of the immune system in patients with Strep A disease. She has worked across teams of academic researchers and industry professionals on many clinical, diagnostic and vaccine development projects. From her research, she has published articles and has spoken at many conferences where she honed her scientific communication skills. At Random42, Alana provides scientific support across a range of therapeutic areas. Outside of work she enjoys travelling, learning to surf, dancing and finding good cafes.