Biomedical Science and Biochemistry

The anti-epiletic drug phenytoin enters a membrane lipid bilayer pulling water behind it.



Susan Howitt


Graham Hicks

Senior Technical Officer:

Farid Rahimi

Research in the Division of Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry (BSB) covers a wide range of disciplines that fit within two broad themes: Host/Pathogen Biology and the Biology of Membrane Proteins.

The Division of Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry (BSB) is currently comprised of eighteen research laboratories working in a range of areas, including microbiology, virology, parasitology, nematode biology, immunology and stem cell biology, membrane channel biophysics, membrane transport and nutrition, and the genetics of complex diseases. Members of the Division convene and contribute to many of the courses comprising the Bachelor of Medical Science. Several staff hold appointments in the ANU Medical School and teach into the MBBS curriculum.


Updated:  24 October 2016/Responsible Officer:  Director RSB/Page Contact:  Webmaster RSB