Sebastian G.B. Furness, PhD

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Sebastian is from Adelaide and received his BSc(Hons) and PhD. from the University of Adelaide, where he worked on the Aryl Hydrocarbon receptor in the lab of Murray Whitelaw. He then did postdoctoral research on haematopoitic stem cell differentiation in Kelly McNagny’s lab at the Biomedical Research Centre at the University of British Columbia before joining Patrick Sexton to work on G protein-coupled receptors at Monash University .

Sebastian is now an ARC Future Fellow developing his own research program in the School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Queensland. He remains an adjunct member of MIPS DDB as well as CCeMMP..

Sebastian has honours and PhD positions for motivated students who have a strong desire to assume ownership of a project and work independently.

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Sebastian contributes to the Drug Discovery biology theme, teaching into the undergraduate and doctoral training programs and leading the committee that organises the theme seminar series. He is an associate member of the Faculty of 1000, an editorial advisory board member for Biochemical Pharmacology and an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Endocrinology (Molecular & Structural Endocrinology). Outside work Sebastian is more dilettante than polymath and he also loves spending time outdoors with his family.