Robin A. J. Smith (Mellor Professor 2007-2012)
R. A. J. Smith BSc (Hons) PhD (Otago) FNZIC FRSNZ MRSC. Professor Rob Smith initially investigated basic aspect of organometallic chemistry as applied to organic synthesis. More recently his research was directed towards linking organic chemistry with other areas of biological science and developing small molecule pharmaceuticals. Some of these compounds have been developed as pharmaceutical drug candidates in conjunction with Antipodean Pharmaceuticals Inc. One compound MitoQ has been involved in Phase II clinical trials for effectiveness against Parkinson’s Disease and Hepatitis C.
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