Professor Lara Malins

BA in Chemistry (Boston University), PhD (The University of Sydney)
Professor, Snow Fellow
ANU College of Science
T: +61 2 6125 9106

Areas of expertise

  • Organic Chemistry 0305
  • Medicinal And Biomolecular Chemistry 0304
  • Proteins And Peptides 030406
  • Natural Products Chemistry 030502


Lara Malins completed her undergraduate studies in chemistry at Boston University in 2009. She relocated to The University of Sydney as an International Postgraduate Research Scholar to undertake her PhD with Professor Richard Payne on the development of new peptide ligation strategies. Upon completion of her postgraduate work, Lara served as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Professor Phil Baran at The Scripps Research Institute, developing synthetic methods for the targeted modification of peptides. She began her independent career at the Research School of Chemistry in November 2017 and is currently an Associate Professor and Westpac Research Fellow. Her research focuses on the development of new synthetic methods for drug discovery, natural product synthesis, and chemical biology.


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