Jonathan Faber

Title: Dr

First name: Jonathan

Surname: Faber

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I completed my undergraduate studies at Monash University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Medicinal Chemistry. I then undertook a research project with Dr Kellie Tuck and Dr Peter Duggan with which I graduated with first class honours.

This project was focused on the synthesis of novel peptidomimetics of the potent N-type VGCC, ω-conotoxin GVIA, found in venom of the cone snail Conus geographus.

I then took the opportunity to travel South America for one year, before returning to Australia and moving to Brisbane. Here, I enlisted as a member of Dr Craig Williams group at the School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences (SCMB) at the University of Queensland, with the desire to obtain a PhD. My research here was synthetic organic chemistry, in the field of total synthesis of natural products. The outcome of this research was the first total synthesis of Mexicanolide and a number of related limonoids.

Following my successful completion of a PhD I then transferred to the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) where I joined the group of Prof. David Fairlie. Here I look forward to working within a fully integrated team of computational chemists, synthetic chemists, biologists and pharmacologists with the ability and resources to design, synthesise and test novel compounds against a broad range of disease states.

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