Menu Close
Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne

Frederick Mendelsohn is Emeritus Professor at the Florey Neuroscience Institute at the University of Melbourne and was previously Director of the Howard Florey Institute and R Douglas Wright Professor of Experimental Physiology and Medicine from 1997 to 2009. He held a Personal Chair in Medicine at the University of Melbourne until 1996 and was Senior Physician at the Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre.

His research focuses on the chemistry of neural communication, especially neuropeptides and their receptors. His group discovered that the AT4 receptor is a transmembrane spanning enzyme that has prominent effects in memory and learning. He has published over 300 papers in international scientific journals.

He was a Chairman of the Angiotensin Gordon Conference in the USA (1998), Member of the Wills Committee on Health and Medical Research Strategic Review (1998-2000) and was the Eccles Lecturer to the Australian Neuroscience Society (2001). He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2003 and is a Past President of the Australian Neuroscience Society. He received the Order of Australia in 2004.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne
  • 1997–2008
    Director, Howard Florey Institute of Experimental Physiology and Medicine

Education

  • 1975 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP
  • 1973 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1972 
    University of Melbourne, MD
  • 1965 
    University of Melbourne, MB BS