Griffith University

Emily Kennedy

Name: Emily Kennedy
Position: Research Assistant
Research Area: Malaria Drug Discovery
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

Biography: Emily completed her Honours degree in 2018 at Discovery Biology, Griffith University. Her research focused on evaluation and prioritisation of open source compounds against the kinetoplastid parasites Trypanosoma cruzi and Trypanosoma brucei brucei, using image and flourescence-based techniques. Emily has been working within Discovery Biology since 2017 and is now a Research Assistant as part of the Malaria Drug Discovery Programme.


Håheim KS, Lindbäck E, Tan KN, Albrigtsen M, Urdal Helgeland IT, Lauga C, Matringe T, Kennedy EK, Andersen JH, Avery VM, Sydnes MO. Synthesis and Evaluation of the Tetracyclic Ring-System of Isocryptolepine and Regioiso-Mers for Antimalarial, Antiproliferative and Antimicrobial Activities. Molecules. 2021 May 30; 26(11): 3268.

Kleks G, Holland DC, Kennedy EK, Avery VM and Carroll AR. Antiplasmodial Alkaloids from the Australian Bryozoan Amathia lamourouxi. Journal of Natural Products. 2020 Nov 25; 83(11): 3435-3444.