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Biography

Dr Tim Quach is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours at the University of Melbourne from 1999 to 2002, Dr Quach pursued a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry under the supervision of Professor Mark Rizzacasa at the Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute, completing his studies in 2007. After two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Professor Tadeusz Molinski at the University of California, San Diego, in the field of bioactive marine natural products, Dr Quach returned to Melbourne and accepted a position at the University of Melbourne under the guidance of Dr Spencer Williams. Since 2011, he has been in his current role at Monash University working in the research group led by Professor Christopher Porter.

In a project spanning aspects of drug delivery and medicinal chemistry, Dr Quach's research activities have primarily centred around the design and synthesis of lipid-mimetic prodrugs that promote the transport of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) via the lymphatic system. This project has sought to improve the current methods of treating autoimmune diseases and also to enhance the bioavailability of APIs that suffer from extensive first-pass hepatic metabolism. The combined efforts of the research team have resulted in the publication of several articles in high profile drug delivery and chemistry journals and the filing of two patent applications, 

 

Research interests

  • Lymphatic drug delivery
  • Medicinal chemistry 
  • Synthesis of bioactive molecules and drug-lipid conjugates

Research area keywords

  • Organic Synthesis
  • Drug Delivery
  • Lymphatic Drug Transport
  • Medicinal Chemistry

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