Joseph W. Lynch 2014 International Biophysics Congress

Joseph W. Lynch

Joe Lynch completed a BSc majoring in Physics at the University of Melbourne. He then moved to the University of NSW to undertake a Masters of Biomedical Engineering and then a Ph.D. in Physiology with Peter Barry. His postdoctoral studies were undertaken in Germany, France and at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney. He moved to University of QLD in 1996 as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences and relocated to the QBI as a Professor in October 2007. He has been supported by NHMRC Fellowships since 2004. The major research interest in the laboratory concerns the molecular structure and function of glycine and GABA-A receptor chloride channels that mediate inhibitory neurotransmission in the central nervous system. He tries to understand the mechanisms by which these receptors open and close and their molecular pharmacology. His laboratory is also interested in identifying novel compounds active at these receptors as leads for therapeutic development and as pharmacological tools for basic research.

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