Dr Iman Kavianinia

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Research Fellow

Research | Current

My research primarily focuses on the development of peptide and protein-based therapeutics for cancer treatment. My research is highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary involving chemistry and biology, which brings together key expertise to provide a cohesive framework for success.

My current active projects are highlighted below:

  • Antibody-Assisted Delivery of Designer Peptides for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Naturally Occurring Peptaibols: “Magic Bullets” for Targeting Breast Cancer
  • Synthetic Peptides for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
  • Novel Cleavable Linkers for Antibody Drug Conjugate (ADC) Targeted Cancer Therapy
  • Novel Hydrophilic Drug-linker Scaffolds for Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs)
  • Site-Selective Modification of Peptides and Proteins and their Applications in Drug Discovery
  • Supramolecular Self-Assembled Peptide-Based Therapeutics

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD students

Marzieh Ahangarpour

Johanes Kevin Kasim

Juliana Tong

CJ Aguilar

Current BSc Hons students

HsinLing Tsai

 

Areas of expertise

  • Bioconjugate chemistry
  • Peptide chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Associate Investigator, Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery (2021 -  )
  • Affiliate Investigator, The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (2020 -   )
  •  Member of The Maurice Wilkins Centre's Early Career Steering Committee ( 2018-2020)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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Contact details

Primary office location

THOMAS BUILDING - Bldg 110
Level 4, Room 401
3 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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