Trent Martin Woodruff, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Fellow at The University of Queensland
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Assoacite Prof. Woodruff leads the Neuroinflammation Laboratory at The University of Queensland (UQ). He completed his PhD in immunopharmacology in 2003 and spent the first four years of his post-doctoral training within drug-development companies. He returned to academia in 2007 as a NHMRC career development fellow pursuing new therapies for brain diseases.
His research revolves around innate immune mediated inflammation and its role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Using a series of potent and orally active drugs developed within UQ, he is elucidating the therapeutic potential of targeting the innate immune system to reduce neuronal cell death in these terminal diseases.
He has published more than 105 scientific articles, and is an inventor on five patents.