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Research Fellow
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Drug Discovery Biology
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dr Van Der Westhuizen obtained her PhD in Molecular Pharmacology from Monash University in 2008, and was then awarded post-doctoral fellowships from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Canadian Hypertension Society, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, Fonds de Recherche Sante Quebec and an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship to support her post-doctoral studies at the University of Montreal, Canada. In 2014, she returned to Australia to the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences to continue post-doctoral studies within the Drug Discovery Biology Group.

External positions

Post-doctoral research fellow, Université de Montréal

Nov 2008Nov 2013

Research Assistant, Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research

Mar 2000Apr 2001

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Projects 2011 2019

Research Output 2000 2019

6-Phenylpyrimidin-4-ones as Positive Allosteric Modulators at the M1 mAChR: The Determinants of Allosteric Activity

Jorg, M. T., van der Westhuizen, E. T., Khajehali, E., Burger, W. A. C., White, J., Choy, K. H. C., Tobin, A. B., Sexton, P. M., Valant, C., Capuano, B., Christopoulos, A. & Scammells, P. J., 20 Mar 2019, In : ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 10, 3, p. 1099-1114 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Structural insights into binding specificity, efficacy and bias of a β 2 AR partial agonist

Masureel, M., Zou, Y., Picard, L. P., van der Westhuizen, E., Mahoney, J. P., Rodrigues, J. P. G. L. M., Mildorf, T. J., Dror, R. O., Shaw, D. E., Bouvier, M., Pardon, E., Steyaert, J., Sunahara, R. K., Weis, W. I., Zhang, C. & Kobilka, B. K., 1 Nov 2018, In : Nature Chemical Biology. 14, 11, p. 1059-1066 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Purinergic Receptor Transactivation by the β2-Adrenergic Receptor Increases Intracellular Ca2+ in Nonexcitable Cells

Stallaert, W., van der Westhuizen, E. T., Schonegge, A-M., Plouffe, B., Hogue, M., Lukashova, V., Inoue, A., Ishida, S., Aoki, J., Le Gouill, C. & Bouvier, M., 1 May 2017, In : Molecular Pharmacology. 91, 5, p. 533-544 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Peer review responsibility

British Journal of Pharmacology (Journal)

Emma Van Der Westhuizen (Peer reviewer)
17 Feb 201217 Feb 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility