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Dr Ben Ross

BSc (Hons) (Chemistry), PhD (Medicinal Chemistry)


Ben Ross graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Chemistry (1999) and then moved to the UQ School of Pharmacy where he gained a Doctorate in the field of Medicinal Chemistry (2004).  He worked in the School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Dr Ross McGeary for two years (2004-2006) during which he completed the synthesis of a variety of biologically useful molecules.  In June 2006 Ben was appointed to a Lectureship within the School of Pharmacy.  Ben’s research spans the disciplines of medicinal chemistry, drug delivery and organic chemistry, with a focus on the development of drugs to treat disorders of the central nervous system (CNS).  Over the last 5 years Ben has published extensively in journals having a moderate to high impact factor in his specialised area of research.Dr Ben Ross



Member of the:

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

American Chemical Society

Brain Foundation

Royal Australian Chemical Institute


Professional Services

Referee for the following journals:

Journal of Medicinal Chemistry

Current Medicinal Chemistry

Brain Research Bulletin

Biopolymers - Peptide Science

Medicinal Chemistry

Molecules - Thematic section Prodrugs: from Design to Applications



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2 April 2013: Welcome Mr Suresh Veliyath (PhD candidate). Suresh has a masters degree in pharmaceutical chemistry from Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore. He worked as a project assistant at the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore and as a faculty member at MIPS Hyderabad, before joining the Ross Group. Suresh's PhD project is focused on AD drug discovery.


6 February 2013: Welcome Mr Girdhar Singh Deora (PhD candidate). Giri completed a MPharm from Rajiv Gandhi Technological University, Bhopal in 2009. Prior to joining the Ross Group, Giri worked as a research associate at Rajiv Gandhi Technological University (2010-11) and at Dr Reddy's Institute of Life Sciences, Hyderabad (2011-13). Giri's PhD project is in the field of AD drug discovery.


10 January 2013: Welcome Mr Edward Lee (PhD candidate). Eddy completed a BPharm (2010) and postgraduate honours (2012) degrees at UQ and he was awarded an APA scholarship for his PhD project to develop anti-viral nanoparticles.


1 November 2012: Welcome Mr Satish Dighe (PhD candidate). Satish was awarded an MPharm in 2009 from Pune University, and worked as a research chemist at Zydus-Cadila Healthcare Limited (2009-11; Ahmedabad) and as a research assistant at the Birla Institute of Techology and Science (2011-12; Pilani), before joining the Ross Group. The topic of Satish's PhD project is AD drug discovery.


3 July 2012: Welcome Mr Srinivas Kantham (PhD candidate) who is funded by a prestigious Prime Minister's Australia Asia Incoming Postgraduate Award. For his PhD Srinivas is developing polyphenols as disease-modifying drugs for AD. Previously he worked as a research assistant at the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) Hyderabad.



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Dr Ben Ross


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School of Pharmacy,

The University of Queensland,

20 Cornwall Street,

Woolloongabba, Qld 4102,



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The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia


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