Dr Jennifer Smith

Research Officer

Institute for Molecular Bioscience
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  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


  • Cardoso, Fernanda Caldas, Dekan, Zoltan, Smith, Jennifer J., Deuis, Jennifer R., Vetter, Irina, Herzig, Volker, Alewood, Paul F., King, Glenn F and Lewis, Richard J. (2017) Modulatory features of the novel spider toxin μ-TRTX-Df1a isolated from the venom of the spider Davus fasciatus. British Journal of Pharmacology, 174 15: 2528-2544. doi:10.1111/bph.13865

  • Smith, Jennifer J., Herzig, Volker, Ikonomopoulou, Maria P., Dziemborowicz, Slawomir, Bosmans, Frank, Nicholson, Graham M. and King, Glenn F. (2017) Insect-active toxins with promiscuous pharmacology from the African theraphosid spider Monocentropus balfouri. Toxins, 9 5: . doi:10.3390/toxins9050155

  • Deuis, Jennifer R., Dekan, Zoltan, Wingerd, Joshua S., Smith, Jennifer J., Munasinghe, Nehan R., Bhola, Rebecca F., Imlach, Wendy L., Herzig, Volker, Armstrong, David A., Rosengren, K. Johan, Bosmans, Frank, Waxman, Stephen G., Dib-Hajj, Sulayman D., Escoubas, Pierre, Minett, Michael S., Christie, Macdonald J., King, Glenn F., Alewood, Paul F., Lewis, Richard J., Wood, John N. and Vetter, Irina (2017) Pharmacological characterisation of the highly Nav1.7 selective spider venom peptide Pn3a. Scientific Reports, 7 . doi:10.1038/srep40883

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Book Chapter

  • Smith, Jennifer J. and Alewood, Paul F. (2015). Modern venom profiling: mining into scorpion venom biodiversity. In P. Gopalakrishnakone (Ed.), Scorpion venoms (pp. 547-561) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-94-007-6404-0_26

  • Smith, Jennifer J., Lau, Carus Ho Yee, Herzig, Volker, Ikonomopoulou, Maria P., Rash, Lachlan D. and King, Glenn F. (2015). Therapeutic applications of spider-venom peptides. In Glenn F. King (Ed.), Venoms to Drugs: Venom as a Source for the Development of Human Therapeutics (pp. 221-244) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Royal Society of Chemistry.. doi:10.1039/9781849737876-00221

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Smith, J., Hill, J. M., King, G. L. and Alewood, P. F. (2010). Lwg1A: A novel scorpion toxin that adopts an ancestral motif. In: Abstracts of EPS 2010: The 31st European Peptide Symposium. EPS 2010: The 31st European Peptide Symposium, Copenhagen, Denmark, (170-170). 5-9 September 2010. doi:10.1002/psc.1303

Other Outputs

  • Smith, Jennifer J. (2012). Novel Australian Scorpion toxins PhD Thesis, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland.