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Professor Sally-Ann Poulsen


Sally-Ann Poulsen

Deputy Director
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery
+61 (0)7 3735 7825 (Work)
N75 2.05B, Nathan Campus

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Sally-Ann Poulsen is Professor and Deputy Director (acting) at Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. She holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry also from Griffith University, receiving a University Medal for academic excellence. Immediately following her PhD she was recipient of a Royal Society & National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Howard Florey Research Fellowship to undertake research at the University of Cambridge. On returning to Australia, she was awarded an Australian Research Council QEII Fellowship, followed by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship. Sally-Ann works with collaborators in Australia and internationally, both from academia and industry on projects related to development of new chemical probes, medicinal chemistry targeting cancer and infectious disease, and fragment screening using native state mass spectrometry. Her research is defined by the application of chemistry expertise to address complex questions across biology. Sally-Ann was appointed as a Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) in 2017. She is Chair elect of the RACI Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology Division and is a global council member of the International Chemical Biology Society. She is currently an Associate Editor of the American Chemical Society journal 'Journal of Medicinal Chemistry'. She is author of ~100 publications in the field of medicinal chemistry and chemical biology.


  • Member
    Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery1 Jan 2003
  • Deputy Director
    Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery, Australia1 Mar 2021