Our researchers have a wide range of expertise

To find out more about our individual research strengths and supervision, follow the links to our Griffith Experts profiles.

You can also read more about our work on our Directions in Drug Discovery pages.

Research affiliates

Adjunct members

  • Emeritus Professor Ian Jenkins, Adjunct Professor
  • Mr Peter Jonstone, Chair, Development Board
  • Ms Rhonda White, Development Board
  • Mr Gary Toomey, Development Board
  • Dr Rob Don, Chair, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Professor Susan Hamilton, Scientific Advisory Board
  • Dr Jane Andrews, Scientific Advisory Board

Research groups

Andrews Group

  • Professor Kathy Andrews - Senior Research Leader
  • Ms Ming Jang Chua - PhD candidate
  • Ms Megan Cross - Research Fellow
  • Dr Gillian Fisher - ECR Leader
  • Ms Eva Hesping - PhD candidate
  • Ms Jacinta MacDonald - Research Assistant
  • Ms Angana Rai - Honours Candidate

Avery Group

  • Professor Vicky Avery - Principal Research Leader
  • Ms Renee Atua – Research Assistant
  • Ms Tianye Boorman – Research Assistant
  • Dr Catalina Carrasco Pozo - Research Fellow
  • Ms Sandra Duffy - PhD candidate
  • Mr Guy Kleks - PhD candidate (Associate Supervisor)
  • Ms Angela Hillsdon - Admin. Officer
  • Dr Elke Kaemmerer - Research Fellow
  • Ms Emily Kennedy - Research Assistant
  • Mr Aaron Lock - Senior Research Assistant
  • Ms Myllena Melo – Research Assistant
  • Ms Thilini Perera - PhD candidate
  • Ms Mahreen Rasheed - PhD candidate
  • Mr Ronak Reshamwala - PhD candidate (Associate Supervisor)
  • Dr Tayner Rodriguez - Research Fellow
  • Dr Melissa Sykes - Research Fellow, ECR Leader
  • Dr Kah Ni Tan - Research Fellow
  • Ms Shi Shi Zhang – Research Assistant
  • Dr Bilal Zulfiqar - Research Fellow

Brown Group

Carroll Group

  • Professor Anthony Carroll - Research Partner
  • Mr James Baxter – PhD candidate
  • Dr Josh Hayton – Research Fellow
  • Mr Darren Holland – PhD candidate
  • Ms Ju Jin – PhD candidate
  • Mr Guy Kleks – PhD candidate
  • Mr Ryan Palmer – Honours candidate
  • Mr Josh Porter – PhD candidate
  • Mr Dale Prebble – PhD candidate
  • Ms Tanja Voser – PhD candidate
  • Mr Alex Uijtendaal – Honours candidate

Cristino Group

  • Dr Alex Cristino - Research Leader

Davis Group

NatureBank

Compounds Australia

  • Ms Vee Halilovic - Operations
  • Mr Josh Hatton - Operations
  • Ms Rebecca Lang - Senior Operations
  • Ms Moana Simpson - Manager
  • Ms Heather Watts - Operations
  • Ms Deborah Wessling - Operations

Feng Group

  • Associate Professor Yun Jiang Feng - Research Leader
  • Mr Yifan Bai - Honours candidate
  • Mr William Gang - PhD candidate
  • Mr Jianying Han - PhD candidate
  • Ms Eden Little - Master's candidate
  • Ms Tina Liu - PhD candidate
  • Mr Duy Thanh Nguyen - MSc candidate
  • Mr Gengxuan (Maxie) Shi - MSc candidate
  • Ms Yan Xie - PhD candidate

Mellick Group

  • Professor George Mellick - Senior Research Leader
  • Mr Harry Ainsworth - Honours candidate
  • Mr Steve Bentley - PhD candidate
  • Ms Zhiyue (Faith) Chen - Master's candidate
  • Mr Xiaoyi  (Lupin) Chen - Honours candidate
  • Ms Melissa Hill - Honours candidate
  • Mr Peter Poortvliet - Clinical Research Manager
  • Dr Susitha Premarathne - Research Fellow
  • Ms Jessica Smith - Honours candidate
  • Dr Alex Sykes - Research Fellow
  • Associate Professor Stephen Wood - Research Partner
  • Mr Manny Xu - PhD candidate
  • Dr Christopher Love - Research Partner
  • Dr Michael Weible - Research Partner

Martin Group

Poulsen Group

  • Professor Sally-Ann Poulsen - Senior Research Leader
  • Dr Laurent Bornaghi - Visiting Researcher
  • Mr David Hilko - PhD candidate
  • Mr Jun Ma - Research Assistant
  • Ms Roshni Nitin - Master's candidate
  • Mr Yu Zhang - Master's candidate

Quinn Group

  • Professor Ronald Quinn, AM - Principal Research Leader
  • Dr Folake Egbewande - Research Fellow
  • Mr Ali Elnaas - PhD candidate
  • Ms Yusi Jiao - Master's candidate
  • Dr Miaomiao Liu - Research Fellow
  • Mr Tin Mak - Research Assistant
  • Ms Sara Motamen - PhD candidate
  • Dr Sonya Scott - Project Manager
  • Ms Louise Sternicki - Research Fellow
  • Ms Yan Xie - PhD candidate
  • Emeritus Professor Ian Jenkins - Adjunct Professor

Rehm Group

  • Professor Bernd Rehm - Principal Research Leader, Head of the Centre for Cell Factories and Biopolymers
  • Mr Sai Guru Tharun Adapa - MSc candidate
  • Dr Shuxiong Chen - Research Fellow
  • Mr Benjamin Evert - PhD candidate
  • Ms Zennia Jean Gonzaga - PhD candidate
  • Mr Sytze Jorritsma - PhD candidate
  • Ms Anjali Kakkanat - Master's candidate
  • Ms Minh Tam Tran Thi - PhD candidate
  • Dr Ben Vezina - Research Fellow
  • Dr David Wibowo - Research Fellow

Sainsbury Group

  • Dr Frank Sainsbury - Research Leader

Skinner-Adams Group

  • Associate Professor Tina Skinner-Adams - Research Leader
  • Mr Christopher Hart - PhD candidate
  • Ms Jade Evans - Honours candidate
  • Ms Mary Kent - Capstone candidate
  • Dr Snigdha Tiash - Research Fellow

Septem Soken

  • Dr Akihiro Aioi - Visiting Researcher
  • Mr Takuhiro Yamada - Research Assistant

St John Group (joint with MHIQ)

  • Associate Professor James St John - Senior Research Leader, Head of the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology, Stem Cell Research
  • Mr Matthew Barker - PhD candidate
  • Dr Matthew Barton - Lecturer
  • Dr Souptik Basu - PhD Candidate
  • Mr Lachlan Beckingham - PhD candidate
  • Dr Anu Chacko - Research Fellow
  • Mr Mo Chen - PhD candidate
  • Dr Indra Choudhury - PhD Candidate
  • Mr Ali Delbaz - Research Fellow
  • Dr Tanja Eindorf - Research Fellow
  • Dr Aaron Gilmour - Research Fellow
  • Dr Jia Yu Peppermint Lee - Research Fellow
  • Dr Megha Mohan - Research Assistant
  • Dr Mariyam Murtaza - Research Fellow
  • Dr Ramya Mandyam - Research Fellow
  • Ms Lynn Nazareth - PhD Candidate
  • Dr Andrew Rayfield - Research Fellow,Research Manager
  • Ronak Reshamwala, M.D. - PhD Candidate
  • Dr Megha Shah - Research Fellow
  • Dr Todd Shelper - Research Fellow
  • Mr Graham Smyth - Research Assistant
  • Dr Michael Todorovic - Lecturer
  • Dr Marie-Laure Vial - Research Fellow
  • Ms Heidi Walkden - PhD candidate
  • Ms Alison Wright - PhD candidate
  • Ms Rebecca Yao - PhD candidate
  • Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg - Associate Professor, Neurophysiology

Tonissen Group

  • Associate Professor Kathryn Tonissen - Research Partner
  • Ms Erin Clapper - PhD candidate
  • Mr Zhao Deng - Master's candidate
  • Ms Yaoying Lu - PhD candidate
  • Dr Thu Nguyen - Research Assistant
  • Ms Samantha Sze - PhD candidate
  • Mr Sicong Wang - PhD candidate

Executive team

  • Professor Kathy Andrews - Director
  • Professor Sally-Ann Poulsen - Deputy Director
  • Dr Ian Hayward - Centre Manager
  • Dr Raisa Monteiro - Strategic Development Manager
  • Ms Sheila Twilley - Executive Assistant

Professional officers

  • Dr Russell Addison - NatureBank
  • Ms Sasha Hayes - NatureBank
  • Dr Wendy Loa - NMR/Mass Spec Supervisor/Manager
  • Ms Maria Nguyen - Senior Research Assistant

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