Researcher biography

During my postgraduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship, I gained experience in a wide range of chemical biology techniques as well as in initiating and managing collaborations. Building on a background in chemistry and biochemistry, I developed my skills in peptide chemistry and NMR spectroscopy during my PhD in Australia, synthesizing a variety of disulfide-rich cyclic peptides and elucidating their structures and dynamics by NMR spectroscopy. I have gained further experience in protein chemistry, solid phase peptide synthesis and protein ligations during my postdoctoral fellowship in Vienna, collaborating with Syntab Therapeutics on a project involving synthesis and development of synthetic antibodies for cancer therapy. I have recently taken up a UQ Development Fellowship to establish my independent research area in synthesis and structural biology of posttranslationally modified proteins.