School of Medicine
Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
D/Professor David Adams is internationally recognised as a leader in membrane physiology and neuroscience research, specifically the study of membrane receptor and ion channel function and modulation using electrophysiological recording techniques. His research over the last 20 years has characterized novel peptides (conotoxins) isolated from the venom of cone snails as probes for ion channel structure and function and as as potential therapeutics for the treatment of chronic neuropathic and visceral pain. His discovery of analgesic conotoxins targeting G protein-coupled receptors that modulate voltage-gated calcium channels provides a lead for the development of non-opioid drugs for pain treatment.