Lisa Martin

Assoc Professor

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Lisa works in the School of Chemistry at Monash University as an Associate Professor

The Martin group uses a multi-disciplinary approach to answer research questions ranging from Inorganic Chemistry through to Chemical Biology. Our philosophy is that biology raises the questions and chemistry provides the solutions.

Of particular interest is the use of lipid membranes as a biomimetic material to explore activity, structure and function of (i) redox active membrane proteins, including protein assembly in membranes and (ii) peptide-membrane interactions; including anti-microbial peptides (AMP), carrier peptides (eg. Tat), insulin and neurodegenerative peptides that aggregate. We employ a wide range of physicochemical techniques combined with synthetic chemistry, molecular and electronic (redox) considerations in order to target biomedical problems. Thus our research applies novel, innovative and highly cross-disciplinary methodologies to exciting and challenging research problems; strong national and international collaborations are involved.

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Projects 2003 2020

Research Output 2001 2018

Amyloid Aggregation and Membrane Activity of the Antimicrobial Peptide Uperin 3.5

Martin, L. L., Kubeil, C., Piantavigna, S., Tikkoo, T., Gray, N. P., John, T., Calabrese, A. N., Liu, Y., Hong, Y., Hossain, M. A., Patil, N., Abel, B., Hoffmann, R., Bowie, J. H. & Carver, J. A., 23 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Biopolymers. 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Electrochemistry of TCNQF2 in acetonitrile in the presence of [Cu(CH3CN)4]+: Electrocrystallisation and characterisation of CuTCNQF2

Vo, N. T., Martin, L. L. & Bond, A. M., 1 Aug 2018, In : Inorganica Chimica Acta. 480, p. 91-100 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Investigation of the Redox and Acid-Base properties of TCNQF and TCNQF2: Electrochemistry, Vibrational Spectroscopy, and Substituent Effects

Vo, N., Haworth, N. L., Bond, A. M. & Martin, L. L., 1 Apr 2018, In : ChemElectroChem. 5, 8, p. 1173-1185 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Probing Electron Transfer in the Manganese-Oxide-Forming MnxEFG Protein Complex using Fourier Transformed AC Voltammetry: Understanding the Oxidative Priming Effect

Tao, L., Simonov, A. N., Romano, C. A., Butterfield, C. N., Tebo, B. M., Bond, A. M., Spiccia, L., Martin, L. L. & Casey, W. H., 1 Mar 2018, In : ChemElectroChem. 5, 6, p. 872-876 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Solvent-, Cation- and Anion-Induced Structure Variations in Manganese-Based TCNQF4 Complexes: Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Electrochemistry and Their Catalytic Properties

Lu, J., Abrahams, B. F., Elliott, R. W., Robson, R., Bond, A. M. & Martin, L. L., 1 Jan 2018, In : ChemPlusChem. 83, 1, p. 24-34 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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