1986 …2023

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Medicinal Chemistry Theme Leader, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Associate Dean, Research, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research interests

  • Allosteric modulators and bitopic ligands acting at G protein-coupled receptors
  • The design and synthesis of cancer therapeutics based on Noscapine
  • New methodology for the preparation of semi-synthetic opioid pharmaceuticals
  • The development of M1 and M17 aminopeptidase inhibitors as antimalarial agents
  • Applications of ionic liquids in pharmaceutical synthesis and drug delivery

Monash teaching commitment

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science:

  • BPS2021 Synthetic Chemistry I: Structure & Reactivity (Unit Coordinator)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Griffith University

Award Date: 2 Apr 1991

B.Sc. (Hons), Griffith University

Award Date: 2 Apr 1986

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