Ms Emily Pilkington
PhD Student
Monash University


Emily is a Monash-Warwick Alliance joint appointment PhD student supervised by Dr Pu Chun Ke (Monash University), Dr Paul Wilson (University of Warwick), and Professor Tom Davis (Monash University), and is a co-leader for the CBNS Signature Project ‘Mediating protein interactions’. She moved to Australia from New Zealand in 2011 and completed her Bachelor of Science with Honours (First Class) at Monash University in 2014, majoring in Microbiology and Genetics with a minor in Pharmacology, and spent a year working as a Research Assistant at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Science before commencing her PhD. A biologist by training, her key research interests concern amyloid aggregation in the context of type 2 diabetes and the protein corona.

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Featured Publications

Publication Year Authors
Pancreatic β-Cell Membrane Fluidity and Toxicity Induced by Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Species 2016 Pilkington, E.H.; Gurzov, E.N.; Kakinen, A.; Litwak, S.A.; Stanley, W.J.; Davis, T.P.; Ke, P.C
Star Polymers Reduce IAPP Toxicity via Accelerated Amyloid Aggregation 2017 Emily H. Pilkington, May Lai, Xinwei Ge, William J Stanley, Bo Wang, Miaoyi Wang, Aleksandr Kakinen, Marc-Antoine Sani, Michael R. Whittaker, Esteban N Gurzov, Feng Ding, John F. Quinn, Thomas P. Davis, and Pu Chun Ke
Inhibition of hIAPP Amyloid Aggregation and Pancreatic β-Cell Toxicity by OH-Terminated PAMAM Dendrimer 2016 Esteban N. Gurzov, Bo Wang, Emily H. Pilkington, Pengyu Chen, Aleksandr Kakinen, William J. Stanley, Sara A. Litwak, Eric G. Hanssen, Thomas P. Davis, Feng Ding, Pu Chun Ke
Lysophosphatidylcholine modulates the aggregation of human islet amyloid polypeptide 2017 Yanting Xing, Emily H. Pilkington, Miaoyi Wang, Cameron J. Nowell, Aleksandr Kakinen, Yunxiang Sun, Bo Wang, Thomas P. Davis, Feng Ding, Pu Chun Ke
Effects of Protein Corona on IAPP Amyloid Aggregation, Fibril Remodelling, and Cytotoxicity 2017 Pilkington E.H., Xing Y, Wang B, Kakinen A, Wang M, Davis TP, Ding F, Ke PC