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Biography

Position
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

  • 22 Article
  • 2 Conference Paper
  • 1 Chapter (Book)
  • 1 Comment / Debate

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

Erratum to: Structural insights into binding specificity, efficacy and bias of a β2AR partial agonist (Nature Chemical Biology, (2018), 14, 11, (1059-1066), 10.1038/s41589-018-0145-x)

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 Feb 2019, In : Nature Chemical Biology. 15, 2, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

Exploring use of unsupervised clustering to associate signaling profiles of GPCR ligands to clinical response

Benredjem, B., Gallion, J., Pelletier, D., Dallaire, P., Charbonneau, J., Cawkill, D., Nagi, K., Gosink, M., Lukasheva, V., Jenkinson, S., Ren, Y., Somps, C., Murat, B., Van Der Westhuizen, E., Le Gouill, C., Lichtarge, O., Schmidt, A., Bouvier, M. & Pineyro, G., 9 Sep 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 15 p., 4075.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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14 Citations (Scopus)

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

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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