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Aguilar Laboratory

Biomaterials and Drug Design

Welcome to the Aguilar Lab

Our group focuses on peptide-based drug design and biomembrane nanotechnology.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Cardiovascular Disease and Neuroscience Programs, and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Professor Mibel Aguilar

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

If you are a student interested in doing research in our lab, visit Supervisor Connect.

Click the links below to connect with me on ORCID, Google Scholar and LinkedIn.

Our research

Interdisciplinary science – the future of innovation

Are you interested in being part of exciting new developments in biotechnology that crosses all scientific boundaries? Our group has a strong chemical and biochemical background which places us in a unique position to collaborate with biologists, chemists, engineers and clinicians.

Interdisciplinarity is everywhere. From research funders to journal editors, policymakers to think tanks – all seem to agree that the future of research lies outside firm disciplinary boundaries. Our projects will allow you to experience life across different disciplines and will provide you with invaluable experience for years to come.

We are developing novel compounds that allow us to exploit the potential of peptides as drugs for treatment of cardiovascular disease and new biomaterials for regenerative medicine. Our membrane nanotechnology projects probe the role of membranes in the mechanism of antimicrobial peptide function, apoptosis and G protein-coupled receptor function.

The long-term aim of these studies is to increase our understanding of the molecular basis of peptide and protein function, the creation of novel materials and the design and synthesis of peptide and small molecule therapeutics.

- Peptide-based drug design
- Design of novel antifibrotics
- Self-assembled peptide-based materials
- Biomembrane biophysics
- Biomaterials and nanomaterials
- Synthetic chemistry of drugs and materials

Design templates used in our bioactive peptide projects.

Lab members

We are committed to excellence in research.


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We're always interested in collaborating with bright and motivated researchers, clinicians and industry. Whether you want to research, study or partner with us to accelerate our discoveries, find out about the work we do.

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