Dr Julie Ann Spicer

BSc(hons), PhD


Julie completed her BSc(hons) and PhD with Professor Margaret Brimble at Massey University, before moving to the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre in 1995 to work on topoisomerase-targeted anticancer agents.

Research interests

Research | Current

  • More recently I have been involved in several medicinal chemistry projects involving the design and synthesis of small-molecule inhibitors of various biological targets. These include targets in the human MAPK pathway for the treatment of cancer and bacterial gyrase for the development of new antibacterial agents.
  • Currently I am working on molecules which inhibit perforin, a protein which is a component of the immune system. These targets have potential as therapeutic immunosuppressive agents for the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes, graft rejection and graft-versus-host disease.

Research group


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 504 - Bldg 504
Level 1, Room 117
New Zealand