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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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Biogenic manganese-oxide mineralization is enhanced by an oxidative priming mechanism for the multi-copper oxidase, MnxEFG

Tao, L., Simonov, A., Romano, C. A., Butterfield, C. N., Fekete, M., Tebo, B. M., Bond, A. M., Spiccia, L., Martin, L. L. & Casey, W. H. 26 Jan 2017 In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 23, 6, p. 1346-1352 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Effects of guanidino modified aminoglycosides on mammalian membranes studied using a quartz crystal microbalance

John, T., Voo, Z. X., Kubeil, C., Abel, B., Graham, B., Spiccia, L. & Martin, L. L. 2017 In : MedChemComm. 8, 5, p. 1112-1120 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Electrochemistry of cytochrome P450 17α-hydroxylase/17,20-lyase (P450c17)

Martin, L. L., Kubeil, C., Simonov, A. N., Kuznetsov, V. L., Corbin, C. J., Auchus, R. J., Conley, A. J., Bond, A. M. & Rodgers, R. J. 2017 In : Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 441, p. 62-67 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

How kanamycin A interacts with bacterial and mammalian mimetic membranes

John, T., Thomas, T., Abel, B., Wood, B. R., Chalmers, D. K. & Martin, L. L. 1 Nov 2017 In : Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes. 1859, 11, p. 2242-2252 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle