Sanke venom neurotoxins
Sanjaya's PhD focused on the pharmacological characterisation of peptide neurotoxins from Australian and Papua New Guinean snake venoms. He also examined the efficacy of commercially available antivenoms in neutralising the toxins' effects. His postdoctoral training at Monash's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology examined the proteases (enzymes that break the peptide bonds of proteins) that play a key role in the cardiovascular system. His current research looks at the role of proteases in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, with a particular emphasis on clinical translation.
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