Christina Schroeder

Christina Schroeder received her MSc in Chemistry from University of Kalmar, Sweden and her PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland working on the development of an omega-conotoxin pharmacophore. She then joined Professor Philip Dawson’s laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, USA to work on developing palmitoylated peptides as chaperones for infantile Batten disease,  subsequently moved to the University of New South Wales in Sydney where she worked on the multimerisation of large proteins via disulfide bonds and in 2011 she was recruited back to UQ to work on the structural biology and synthesis of disulfide-rich plant- and venom-derived peptides with Prof David Craik. In 2014 she started her independent research career and in 2016 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship focussing her research on discovery and design of bioactive disulfide-rich peptides as tools and leads for ion channel pharmacology and novel pain therapeutics. 

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