Researcher biography

I graduated with First Class Honours in Chemistry from the University of Queensland.  I was awarded the Wilmar Sugar Prize in Chemistry for achieving the highest standard in the Honours program.  In 2018, I began a PhD in Professor David Fairlie’s research group at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience.  For my PhD I am designing and synthesising small molecules that modulate the activity of a G protein-coupled receptor.  These compounds are intended to serve as leads for the development of new therapeutics. 

Prior to joining the Fairlie Group, I undertook research in organic chemistry at UQ’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences.  During this time I designed and executed the first asymmetric total synthesis of the natural product EBC-329.  I have also solved x-ray structures for multiple peer-reviewed publications.