David J. Adams, PhD, UNSW

2015- Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute University of Wollongong, Australia 
Membrane physiology, Ion channels, Receptor pharmacology, Conotoxins
"David J. Adams"

Awarded BSc (Hons I) in 1974 and PhD in Physiology from University of NSW in 1979 followed by postdoctoral training at the Univ. of Washington, Seattle (MDA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1978-1980), MBL, Woods Hole (Grass Fellowship in Neurophysiology, 1980) and University College London (Beit Memorial Fellowship, 1981-1983).
Appointed Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL USA in 1984, promoted to Associate Professor (tenured) in 1989 and to Professor in 1993 before returning to Australia in 1995 to take up the Chair of Physiology at the Univ. of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
Head of the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology (1998-2000), Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences (2000-2007), and Director of the UQ Neuroscience Program (2008-2009).
Director, Health Innovations Research Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC (July 2009-December 2015).
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Peter William Gage grad student 1974-1978 University of New South Wales, Australia
Bertil Hille post-doc 1978-1980 UW Medical School
David Colquhoun post-doc 1981-1983 UCL
Gerry S. Oxford research scientist 1980-1981 MBL, Woods Hole, MA
Geoffrey Burnstock research scientist 1984-1984 UCL


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Lynne A. Fieber grad student 1986-1989 University of Miami School of Medicine
Zi-Jian Xu grad student 1988-1991 University of Miami School of Medicine
Javier Cuevas grad student 1992-1995 University of Miami School of Medicine
Glen Van Slooten grad student 1992-1995 University of Miami School of Medicine
Ian A. Sharpe grad student 1998-2001 University of Queensland
Dong-Mei Liu grad student 1999-2002 University of Queensland
Takahiro Yasuda grad student 2001-2004 University of Queensland
Jenny Ekberg grad student 2002-2005 University of Queensland
Mark Stafford grad student 2004-2007 University of Queensland
Friderike Schuetz grad student 2005-2008 University of Queensland
Thuan Huynh grad student 2010-2013 University of Queensland
Shiva N. Kompella grad student 2010-2013 RMIT University
Hitesh Kulhari grad student 2013-2016 RMIT University
Anuja R. Bony grad student 2017-2021 University of Wollongong, Australia
Lydia J. Bye grad student 2017-2023 University of Wollongong, Australia
Rocio Finol-Urdaneta post-doc 2016- University of Wollongong, Australia
Han-Shen Tae post-doc 2016- University of Wollongong, Australia
Arsalan Yousuf post-doc 2019- University of Wollongong, Australia
Thomas W. Lategan post-doc 1986-1987 University of Miami School of Medicine
Joeseph Barakeh post-doc 1988-1988 University of Miami School of Medicine
Guy R. Seabrook post-doc 1987-1989 University of Miami School of Medicine
Julius Rusko post-doc 1990-1993 University of Miami School of Medicine
Rachel E. Laskey post-doc 1992-1993 University of Miami School of Medicine
Gerhard Jeglitsch post-doc 1992-1994 University of Miami School of Medicine
Thomas J. Nutter post-doc 1990-1995 University of Miami School of Medicine
Javier Cuevas post-doc 1995-1996 University of Queensland
Christopher Katnik post-doc 1993-1998 University of Miami School of Medicine/ University of Queensland
Michael J. Watson post-doc 1997-1998 University of Queensland
Tudor Luchian post-doc 1998-1999 University of Queensland
Ronald C. Hogg post-doc 1997-2001 University of Queensland
Amanda B. Smith post-doc 1997-2001 University of Queensland
Jorgen Mould post-doc 2000-2001 University of Queensland
Kathryn A. Whyte post-doc 2002-2002 University of Queensland
Annette Nicke post-doc 2001-2003 University of Queensland
Anna Kloda post-doc 2002-2005 University of Queensland
Harald Fischer post-doc 2003-2005 University of Queensland
Alison Haythornthwaite post-doc 2005-2006 University of Queensland
Leonid Motin post-doc 2002-2008 University of Queensland
Simon T. Nevin post-doc 2004-2009 University of Queensland
Brid Callaghan post-doc 2006-2010 University of Queensland/ RMIT University (Anatomy Tree)
Takahiro Yasuda post-doc 2005-2011 University of Queensland/ RMIT University
Anton A. Grishin post-doc 2006-2011 University of Queensland/ RMIT University
Oliver Knapp post-doc 2009-2012 RMIT University
Géza Bereki post-doc 2007-2015 University of Queensland/ RMIT University
Hartmut Cuny post-doc 2009-2015 RMIT University
Peter Bartels post-doc 2013-2015 RMIT University
Mahsa Sadeghi post-doc 2015-2018 RMIT University/University of Wollongong, Australia
Karen Luna-Ramirez post-doc 2016-2019 University of Wollongong, Australia
Justin Bourke post-doc 2020-2020 University of Wollongong, Australia
Jeffery R McArthur post-doc 2016-2021 University of Wollongong, Australia


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Perry F. Bartlett collaborator Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland
MacDonald J. Christie collaborator University of Sydney
Richard J Clark collaborator University of Queensland
Alexander A. Harper collaborator University of Dundee
Andrew Hung collaborator RMIT University
R Manjunatha Kini collaborator National University of Singapore
Boris Martinac collaborator Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute
Gerry S. Oxford collaborator University of Indianna
Paul A. Slesinger collaborator Icahn School of Medicine at Mt Sinai, New York
Rilei Yu collaborator Ocean University of China
Gerald W. Zamponi collaborator University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
Daniel G. Baden collaborator 1992- (Chemistry Tree)
Paul F. Alewood collaborator 1996- University of Queensland
Richard J. Lewis collaborator 1996- University of Queensland
David J. Craik collaborator 1998- University of Queensland
Glenn F. King collaborator 2008- University of Queensland
Frank Mari collaborator 2010- (Chemistry Tree)
Stuart M. Brierley collaborator 2012- South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Toby W. Allen collaborator 2015- (Chemistry Tree)
Oliver Friedrich collaborator 2015- Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg
Lyn R. Griffiths collaborator 2017- Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
Mirella Dottori collaborator 2019- University of Wollongong, Australia
Lezanne Ooi collaborator 2020- University of Wollongong, Australia
Jamie Vandenberg collaborator 2021-
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Hackney CM, Flórez Salcedo P, Mueller E, et al. (2023) A previously unrecognized superfamily of macro-conotoxins includes an inhibitor of the sensory neuron calcium channel Cav2.3. Plos Biology. 21: e3002217
Finol-Urdaneta RK, Zhorov BS, Baden DG, et al. (2023) Brevetoxin versus Brevenal Modulation of Human Nav1 Channels. Marine Drugs. 21
Tae HS, Ortells MO, Tekarli BJ, et al. (2023) DM506 (3-Methyl-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexahydroazepino[4,5-]indole fumarate), a Novel Derivative of Ibogamine, Inhibits α7 and α9α10 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors by Different Allosteric Mechanisms. Acs Chemical Neuroscience
Finol-Urdaneta RK, McArthur JR, Aboelela A, et al. (2023) Automated Patch Clamp Screening of Amiloride and 5-,-Hexamethyleneamiloride Analogs Identifies 6-Iodoamiloride as a Potent Acid-Sensing Ion Channel Inhibitor. Molecular Pharmaceutics
Bye LJ, Finol-Urdaneta RK, Adams DJ. (2023) Calcium Imaging of Non-adherent Cells. Methods in Molecular Biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2644: 361-369
Arias HR, Tae HS, Micheli L, et al. (2023) The Antinociceptive Activity of (E)-3-(thiophen-2-yl)-N-(p-tolyl)acrylamide in Mice Is Reduced by (E)-3-(furan-2-yl)-N-methyl-N-(p-tolyl)acrylamide Through Opposing Modulatory Mechanisms at the α7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor. Anesthesia and Analgesia
Tae HS, Adams DJ. (2023) Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subtype expression, function, and pharmacology: Therapeutic potential of α-conotoxins. Pharmacological Research. 191: 106747
Jadav M, Pooja D, Adams DJ, et al. (2023) Advances in Xanthan Gum-Based Systems for the Delivery of Therapeutic Agents. Pharmaceutics. 15
Krishnarjuna B, Sunanda P, Seow J, et al. (2023) Characterisation of Elevenin-Vc1 from the Venom of : A Structural Analogue of α-Conotoxins. Marine Drugs. 21
Bye LJ, Finol-Urdaneta RK, Tae HS, et al. (2023) Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors: Key targets for attenuating neurodegenerative diseases. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology. 157: 106387
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