Speaker: Dr Ian Musgrave, Discipline of Pharmacology, University of Adelaide
Title: Snow leopards dancing with Nichole Kidman – herbal medicines and the harms they cause
Chair: Associate Professor Betty Sallustio, Principal Medical Scientist, Basil Hetzel Institute, TQEH. Located Level 2 BHI.
Speaker biography: Dr Musgrave is a molecular pharmacologist/toxicologist who works at the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has a broad interest in the understanding of how surface receptors can modulate neuronal function and survival, as well as interests in natural product pharmacology and drug design. As well he is interested in evolutionary biology, science communication (committee member of SA Science Communicators) and is an avid amateur astronomer.
He did postdoctoral work in the Institute of Pharmacology at the Free University of Berlin in 1991-1994, returning to Australia in 1994. He has collaborated with Professor John Carver, Dr. Scot Smid and Professor Colin Barrow on using natural products to attack the neurodegeneration process in Alzheimer’s Disease. He was recently elected as convenor of the Toxicology Special Interest Group of the Australasian Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology. He is collaborating with Professor Roger Byard on the forensic implications of herbal medicines.