Distinguished Professor Avery is the Director, Centre for Cellular Phenomics; Principal Research Leader, Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery; Head of Griffith’s Drug Discovery Programme for Cancer Therapeutics and Research Member, Infectious Diseases & Immunity, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University.
She is a world recognized and respected leader in drug discovery, with considerable experience in high content imaging and high throughput screening. She established world class facilities and amongst her contributions, pioneered image-based drug discovery for parasitic diseases.
Since returning to academia in 2007, she has contributed to 7 clinical candidates for malaria, receiving awards of Malaria Drug Discovery Project of the Year 2007 and 2013; and to DNDI-6174 for visceral leishmaniasis, in preclinical development for Phase I trials.
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