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Professor of Pharmaceutical Biology, Theme Leader: Drug Delivery, Disposition and Dynamics, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University (based at Monash Parkville Campus)

Research interests

  • Use of stem cells, and cells derived by differentiation of stem cells, in drug discovery.  
  • Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells to derive brain cells (particularly neurons and microglia)
  • Stem cell derived models of neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinsosn's and Alzheimer's diseases)
  • Design and performance of delivery systems for nucleic acid therapeutics (DNA and RNA).
  • Lipid-based delivery systems for oral delivery of poorly water-soluble drugs and oral peptides.


Monash teaching commitment

I have responsibility for teaching programs in our BPharm, new MPharm, and BPharm SCi degree programs.  As a member of the Faculty Executive I assist in allocation of staff workload across various units.

I teach into units involving  virology, biotechnology, formulations of small molecule drugs and biotech products, cancer biology and general methods in molecular biology.

I teach postgraduate students throughout the academic calendar year - currently I co-supervise 16 PhD students 

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Projects 2002 2020

ARC Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies

Stewart, A. G., Pfleger, K. D. G., Voelcker, N. H., Pebay, A., Dottori, M., Lee, P., Elnathan, R., O'Connor, A. J., Rodger, J., Palaniswami, M. S., Doyle, B., Kennedy, B., Kameneva, T., Heng, J., Sercombe, T., Pouton, C. W., Zheng, M., Mangum, J. E., Volery, T., Lim, C. T., Herz, J., Baker, M. L., Lipscombe, R., Anderson, P., Keenan, M., Barker, A., Shand, T., Smith, B., Saleem Bhagat, A. A., Wadsworth, S., Tan, A., Rush, R., Gooley, A. A., Rose, S., Nicholson, J. & Munsie, M. J.

Project: Research

Research Output 1985 2017

Effect of increased surface hydrophobicity via drug conjugation on the clearance of inhaled PEGylated polylysine dendrimers

Haque, S., McLeod, V. M., Jones, S., Fung, S., Whittaker, M., McIntosh, M., Pouton, C., Owen, D. J., Porter, C. J. H. & Kaminskas, L. M. 1 Oct 2017 In : European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics. 119, p. 408-418 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Activities 2011 2012

  • 1 Grant review responsibilities
  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries


Pouton, C. W. (Member)
2 Jan 2012

Activity: Grant review responsibilities


Pouton, C. W. (Member)
22 Sep 2011

Activity: Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries