IHMRI affiliation

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

Research focus

The Kelso Research Group focuses on early stage antimicrobial and anticancer medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and chemical biology.  We work with an extensive network of world leading local, national and international collaborators to explore the biological activities, both in vitro and in vivo, of innovative drug molecules designed and synthesised by the group at University of Wollongong.

Research projects

Publications and funding


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

IHMRI research team

PhD candidates

Phill Cantrell Role of Calcium in General Anaesthesia
Richard Bujaroski Synthesis and Evaluation of Amiloride Analogues as New Agents for Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
Zander Smith Synthesis and Evaluation of Targeted Covalent Inhibitiors

Honours students

Samuel Attard Design and Synthesis of Beta-Sling Clamp Inhibitors
Lloyd Kellermann Synthesis of New Anti-Metastasis Drugs