Arthur Christopoulos, PhD

Arthur Christopoulos is the Professor of Analytical Pharmacology and the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he was a Senior Principal Research Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.

Dr. Christopoulos’s research focuses on novel paradigms of drug action at G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), in particular allosteric modulation and biased agonism, and incorporates computational and mathematical modelling, structural and chemical biology, molecular and cellular pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, and preclinical models of behaviour and disease. His work has been applied to fundamental and translational studies encompassing neurological and psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes and chronic pain.

In 2017, Dr. Christopoulos was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences and of the British Pharmacological Society, and in 2021 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. He graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy and a PhD in Pharmacology from the Victorian College of Pharmacy at Monash University, Australia.