A/PROF Paul Gooley

A/PROF Paul Gooley


  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Specroscopy (Protein Structure and Function)



  • Paul Gooley is an Associate Professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne. Paul is expert in solution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy especially applied to proteins. He trained with Ray Norton at the University of New South Wales before going to the USA for postdoctoral studies with Ian Armitage at Yale and Neil MacKenzie at the University of Arizona. He worked at Merck and Co. in a structural biology group before returning to Australia in 1996 to form his research group at the University of Melbourne. He played a critical role in establishing the NMR facility (cave) at the Bio21 Institute in preparing ARC LIEF grants for the 600 and 700 MHz biological spectrometers. He applies NMR techniques to understand how proteins work  focusing on defining ligand binding sites and understanding the conformational changes that occur on ligand binding. Current interests are in the molecular mechanism of activation of G-protein coupled receptors, especially the relaxin receptor (RXFP1), and the structure and function of lyssavirus (rabies) proteins, particularly the intrinsically disordered P-protein and its role in suppressing the innate immune response.   


Member of

  • Australian Socciety for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. no data 1996 -
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance. No data 1996 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of New South Wales 1985
  • BSc, University of New South Wales 1982



Available for supervision

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