Researcher biography

Dr Declan Gorman is a Research Fellow within the Centre for Chemistry and Drug Discovery at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences. He works in Professor David Craik's research group studying novel cyclic peptides with the goal of developing effective therapeutics. He completed his PhD in early 2022 before moving into a research commercialisation role. During that time, he honed his skills in all aspects of technology transfer, including but not limited to business development, technology due diligence and deal negotiations. Declan was then recruited to Professor Craik's group where he has been able to utilise the skills developed outside of the laboratory to guide his research goals in order to maximise their translational potential. His current research interests are in the development of peptide drugs for untreated or undertreated conditions like chronic gut and neuropathic pain.