Structure and Function of Pain-Inducing Peptides Derived from the Australian Stinging Tree, utilising NMR Techniques

Saipriyaa earned her Master's in Biotechnology from Macquarie University in 2017, followed by work experience at the same institution focusing on cloning and recombinant protein expression. Transitioning to Murdoch University, she contributed to a project aimed at breeding sterile Leucaena in Western Australia, refining her skills in molecular biology. Currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy, her research centers on investigating Gympietides toxins from the Australian stinging tree to comprehend their role in sodium ion channel modulation and pain pathways

Key Publications

Jami, S., Deuis, J.R., Klasfauseweh, T., Cheng, X., Kurdyukov, S., Chung, F., Okorokov, A.L., Li, S., Zhang, J., Cristofori-Armstrong, B. and Israel, M.R., 2023. Pain-causing stinging nettle toxins target TMEM233 to modulate NaV1. 7 function. Nature Communications, 14(1), p.2442.

Real, D., Han, Y., Bailey, C.D., Vasan, S., Li, C., Castello, M., Broughton, S., Abair, A., Crouch, S. and Revell, C., 2019. Strategies to breed sterile leucaena for Western Australia. Tropical Grasslands-Forrajes Tropicales, 7(2), pp.80-86.