SOS Author Spotlight: Lara Malins and Richard Payne
Peptide synthesis explored with a Knowledge Updates chapter on chemoselective ligation.
Lara Malins is an Associate Professor at the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University (ANU). She completed her PhD at The University of Sydney and postdoctoral training at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. She returned to Australia in late 2017 to begin her independent career at the ANU, where her group focuses on the development of new synthetic methods for drug discovery, natural product synthesis, and chemical biology.
Read more here: https://malinslab.com/
Richard J. Payne received his PhD at the University of Cambridge and following this was a Lindemann Postdoctoral Fellow at the Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California. In 2008, he was recruited to the University of Sydney as a Lecturer of Organic within the School of Chemistry. Since 2015 he has held the position of Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology and since 2020 is the Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Innovations in Peptide and Protein Science. A key research area within Prof. Payne’s lab involves the development of new methods to access modified proteins to interrogate important problems in biology and medicine.
Read more here: https://payneresearchgroup.com/