Laboratory head - Neuropeptide Receptor Group
Professor Ross Bathgate
BSc (Hons) PhD

Professor Ross Bathgate is the co-leader of the Discovery Science Theme at the Florey and is an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne.

His lab focusses on understanding the interactions of peptide ligands with their G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR) targets for the development of peptide-based drugs and utilizing structure based drug design to develop novel therapeutics. He has authored over 250 publications including many reviews on the relaxin family of peptides and their GPCRs. Peptides of the relaxin family show enormous therapeutic potential particularly the peptide hormone relaxin which has recently been utilized in Phase III clinical trials for the treatment of acute heart failure.

He works closely with a number of pharmaceutical companies interested in the clinical development of relaxin as well as other pharmaceutical companies interested in drugs targeting other peptide GPCRs.

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade


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