Professor Patrick Sexton

Professor Sexton is Head of the Drug Discovery Biology Theme, a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, and Professor of Pharmacology at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences within Monash University. He is an internationally recognised leader in the study of G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), biased agonism, on allosteric interactions between GPCRs and other proteins, and GPCR small molecule ligands. He has particular expertise in the study of GPCR structure-function, biased agonism and the structure-function of Class B GPCRs. He is a current Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (Pharmacology and Toxicology). He has authored over 260 publications: including 186 original research and over 50 reviews, 20 book chapters; 2 patents. Prof. Sexton is an adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy of Fudan University in Shanghai, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Chinese National Centre for Drug Screening, an elected Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society (BPS) and Chair of the International Advisory Group of the BPS. He is also a corresponding member of the International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology Committee on Receptor Nomenclature and Drug Classification, a member of the Faculty of 1000 (Molecular Pharmacology division), and Associate Editor for Pharmacological Reviews.


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