Alexander Mueller is a PhD Candidate in the field of sensory neuropharmacology at the Centre for Pain Research at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia. His research studies are supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. Alexander’s current research focuses on the discovery, characterization and pre-clinical development of safer and more effective painkillers using analgesic ion channel inhibitors from venom peptides. He mainly utilizes pharmacological, biochemical, electrophysiological, behavioral, and high-throughput screening techniques as well as chemical peptide synthesis.
Alexander obtained his graduation as a Technical Laboratory Assistant in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics from a technical college in Germany, followed by an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Thereafter, he gained experiences as Research Assistant in cell-based assays and pharmacology at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Australia as well as in experimental pain research and surgical techniques at the Department of Anesthesiology in Erlangen, Germany, where he worked on ion channels and other targets involved in cold transduction and orofacial pain.
Recently, Alexander also obtained experience in working for a biotech industry partner as casual Research Assistant in a Joint Venture between VAST Bioscience Pty Ltd and the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, working on a small molecule drug discovery and development project.
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