Dr Riley Cridge

Research Fellow

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

Riley Cridge researcher photo


Dr Riley Cridge is a postdoctoral researcher with a background in biochemistry/pharmacology and has a particular interest in G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) as drug targets. GPCRs are a large family of membrane proteins that are ubiquitous in the human body and are implicated in a vast array of physiological functions, diseases, and disorders. Thus, these proteins are of great interest as therapeutic targets.

In 2021, Dr Cridge completed his PhD at The Florey where he co-invented technology that allowed rapid engineering of GPCRs – breaking down traditional barriers for GPCR drug discovery. This technology, and related intellectual property, is now licensed into spin-out company LASEREDD Therapeutics Pty Ltd (LASEREDDtx). Riley’s work for LASEREDDtx and the Drug Discovery Innovation Group at The Florey aims to develop next-generation therapeutics to treat a range of neurological conditions.

Career highlights

Current roles

  • Receptor Engineering Lead, LASEREDD Therapeutics
  • Research Officer, Drug Discovery and Innovation Group

Past roles

  • 2022 – Chair, Florey Postdoctoral Association (FPA) Committee
  • 2022 – Postdoctoral Representative, Neuroscience Seminar Committee
  • 2017 – President, Students Of the Florey Institute (SOFI) Committee
  • 2017 – Student Representative, Graduate Research Council (GRC)

Awards and achievements

  • 2022 – Australian Provisional Patent Application No. 2022901541, Inventor
  • 2019 – Miller Postgraduate Travel Award, The Florey student symposium
  • 2018 – BMG Labtech Abstract Prize, BPS-MPGPCR conference

Research publication


Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid phone number
Please enter a correct email address
Please provide information regarding your enquiry