Researcher biography

Dr Trent Munro’s research is focussed on engineering mammalian cells in order to improve their efficiency and utility in the production of complex proteins, increasingly being used as biopharmaceuticals.

Trent obtained his PhD in Protein Biochemistry from the University of Queensland in 2000.

He then went on to do a postdoc with Prof. Bruce Schnapp in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by a second postdoc with Prof. Daniel St Johnston F.R.S. at the Wellcome Trust and Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge.

Trent returned to Australia in 2006 to take a position with Prof Peter Gray at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland. His current research interest is in mammalian cell culture for the production of Biopharmaceuticals.