A/Prof Ethan Goddard-Borger
Ethan Goddard-Borger is an Associate Professor at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia.
He obtained his PhD in chemistry at the University of Western Australia in 2008. During this time, he developed an inexpensive and shelf-stable diazotransfer reagent, which is now an item of commerce and is routinely used in chemical synthesis, materials science and chemical biology.
His postdoctoral studies in glycobiology were conducted with Prof. Stephen Withers at the University of British Columbia (2009-2013), where he studied the enzymology of carbohydrate active enzymes. It was here that he developed novel pharmacological chaperones for the treatment of lysosomal storage disorders.
Ethan began his independent research career at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in 2013. His laboratory examines how the proteins that build, break and bind glycans impact human disease using a combination of chemical, molecular and structural biology techniques. He is actively involved in drug discovery efforts based on the new targets identified by his research programme.