Professor Gavin E. Reid

Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry


Location: Room 431, Bio21 Institute, 30 Flemington Road, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
Address: Bio21 Molecular Science & Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Phone No: 8344-2650

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  • Research Assistant/Officer, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Australia, 1987-1997
  • Assoc. Dip. Appl. Sci., Swinburne TAFE, 1991
  • Post. Grad. Dip. Sci., University of Melbourne, 1997
  • PhD, University of Melbourne, 2000
  • The Monica Reum Memorial Prize, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne, 2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Purdue University, USA, 2000-2002
  • Victorian Young Tall Poppy Award - Australian Institute of Policy and Science, 2002
  • Assistant Member, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Australia, 2002-2004
  • Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, USA, 2004-2009
  • National Science Foundation CAREER award, 2006
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award, 2007
  • Associate Professor, Michigan State University, USA, 2009-2014
  • Bowie Medal, Australian and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2011
  • Visiting Investigator (sabbatical). The Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, USA, 2013
  • Associate Editor, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2013-
  • Professor, University of Melbourne, 2014-

Areas of Interest

Analytical Chemistry

  • Biomolecular mass spectrometry

Organic Chemistry

  • Novel probes for biomolecular structural characterisation

Proteomics and Lipidomics

  • Post translational modification analysis/Lipid biomarkers of disease


Bioanalytical Mass Spectrometry for Proteome and Lipidome Analysis

The focus of our research is the development of bioanalytical mass spectrometry and associated chemical and biochemical analysis strategies for proteome and lipidome characterization, and their application toward understanding the role of proteins (particularly those containing post translational modifications) and lipids in disease, including cancer, diabetes and diabetic complications.


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