Holly Perry

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Senior Lecturer Medical Laboratory Science

Phone: 09 921 9999 extn 8033

Email: holly.perry@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
34 St Paul St, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Postal Address:
Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand (Mail No C-42)


  • Master of Applied Science, AUT
  • Master of Philosophy, AUT
  • Registered medical laboratory scientist

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Kode Biotech Group; current PhD student
  • New Zealand Institute of Medical Laboratory Science; member of editorial board


Holly is an experienced member of the biomedical team, and an active researcher in the field of Transfusion Science.

Teaching Areas:

Transfusion Science

Research Areas:

Improving diagnostic assays with Kode technology

Research Summary:

Holly’s research platform is in medical diagnostics and education, with publications in disease association studies, using novel tools in teaching and new diagnostic assays. Holly has research links with local and international collaborators.

Current Research Projects:

Holly is completing her PhD with a thesis focused on use of new technology to improve historical diagnostic assays. In particular, this work may benefit kidney transplant patients.


  • Perry, H., Bovin, N., Henry, S. (2019). A standardized kodecyte method to quantify ABO antibodies in undiluted plasma of patients before ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation. Transfusion, Transfusion 2019 ;00; 1–10 epub ahead of print. doi:10.1111/trf.15247
  • Ryzhov, I., Tuzikov, A., Perry, H., Korchagina, E., Bovin, N. (2018) Blood Group O → A Transformation by Chemical Ligation of Erythrocytes. ChemBioChem, Early View doi:10.1002/cbic.201800289
  • Henry, S., Perry, E., & Bovin, N. (2017). Applications for kodecytes in immunohematology. ISBT Science Series, Early View, 1-9. doi:10.1111/voxs.12403
  • Perry, E., Perry, W. N. C., Adriaansen, M. J., & Steel, R. C. (2017). Binary male-female laboratory reference ranges do not reflect reality for transgender individuals on sex hormone therapy. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 71(3), 101-105
  • Perry, H., Bovin, N., & Henry, S. (2016). Antibody complement-mediated haemolytic studies with kodecytes reveal that human complement utilized in the classical pathway is more stable than generally accepted. Transfusion, 56(10), 2495-2501. doi:10.1111/trf.13719
  • Perry, E. H., & Henry, S. (2015). Training students in serologic reaction grading increased perceptions of self-efficacy and ability to recognize serologic reactions but decreased grading accuracy. Transfusion, 55, 1572-1579 doi:10.1111/trf.12985
  • Adriaansen, M. J., & Perry, E. H. (2013). Validation of column agglutination technology for blood group alloantibody titration. New Zealand Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, 67(3), 92-96