Researcher biography

I am an ARC Future Fellow and Deputy Director of the recently established Centre for Pain Research at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), UQ. My research interests lie in the fields of peripheral pain mechanisms, target identification and analgesic drug discovery. I investigate the contribution of ion channels to sensory neuronal physiology using highly subtype-selective toxins isolated from venomous animals with the aim to develop novel analgesics with improved efficacy and tolerability.