IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Diagnostics and therapeutics
Role:Affiliated Stakeholder Advisory Panel (ASAP)
Level:IHMRI Senior Fellow

Research focus

  • Antibacterial drug discovery
  • Anticancer drug discovery
  • Organic and medicinal chemistry

Research projects

Publications and funding


  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI), 2006 – current
  • American Chemical Society (ACS), 2006 – current

IHMRI research team

Research fellows

Dr Ashraf Aboelela T: +61 2 4221 5451 | E: ashrafam@uow.edu.au
Dr Ramesh Ailuri T: +61 1 4221 4418 | E: ramesh@uow.edu.au
Dr Ardeshir Rineh T: +61 2 4221 44182 | E: arineh@uow.edu.au
Dr Benjamin Buckley T: +61 2 4221 3947 | E: bbuckley@uow.edu.au

PhD candidates

Nehad Elsalamouny Medicinal Chemistry Studies into 6-Substituted Amiloride Analogues as Inhibitors of the Human and Murine Urokinase Plasminogen Activators
Hiwa Majed Synthesis and Evaluation of Novel Antimicrobials against Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Timothy McEwan Design, Synthesis and Evaluation of Bactericidal Cephalosporin-3-Diazeniumdiolates
Geraud Samson Anti-cancer Mutual Prodrugs Activated by Tumour Hypoxia
Phill Cantrell A Proposed Mechanism for the Disruption of the Body's Calcium Homeostasis by Absorbed Solvents and Gases and its Relevance to Anaesthesia and Industrial Solvent Exposure
Richard Bujaroski Synthesis and Evaluation of Amiloride Analogues as New Agents for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
Andrew Wu Antibody-Directed Targeting of Nitric Oxide Donor Prodrugs to Atherosclerotic Plaques

Honorary researchers

Professsor John Bremner T: +61 2 4221 4255 | E: jbremner@uow.edu.au