Adjunct Professor

Dr Tom Peat

PhD from Columbia University in Molecular Biophysics

School of Biotech & Biomolecular Science

Dr Tom Peat received a BA in biophysics and biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley, and obtained Masters and PhD degrees from Columbia University. Tom has been involved with early-stage biotech companies in the US and has founded two companies in Australia. He has contributed over 300 structures to the Protein Data Bank and has been actively involved in fragment screening and other tools for structure-based drug development. Two of the projects he has been involved with have progressed into phase 2 clinical trials for cancer treatments.

  • Book Chapters | 2012
    Hill RJ; Graham LD; Turner KA; Howell L; Tohidi-Esfahani D; Fernley R; Grusovin J; Ren B; Pilling P; Lu L; Phan T; Lovrecz GO; Pollard M; Pawlak-Skrzecz A; Streltsov VA; Peat TS; Winkler DA; Lawrence MC, 2012, 'Chapter Four Structure and Function of Ecdysone Receptors—Interactions with Ecdysteroids and Synthetic Agonists', in Insect Growth Disruptors, Elsevier, pp. 299 - 351,
  • Journal articles | 2016
    Brewster JL; McKellar JLO; Finn TJ; Newman J; Peat TS; Gerth ML, 2016, 'Structural basis for ligand recognition by a Cache chemosensory domain that mediates carboxylate sensing in Pseudomonas syringae', Scientific Reports, vol. 6, pp. 35198,
    Journal articles | 2015
    Warden AC; Williams M; Peat TS; Seabrook SA; Newman J; Dojchinov G; Haritos VS, 2015, 'Rational engineering of a mesohalophilic carbonic anhydrase to an extreme halotolerant biocatalyst', Nature Communications, vol. 6,