Associate Professor Peter Cabot

Head of School

School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 61854


Peter Cabot is the Professor and Head of School in the School of Pharmacy. He joined the School staff in this position in 1999 after completing postdoctoral positions at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA, The NIH, Baltimore USA and within the School of Pharmacy at UQ.

The primary focus of my research is on the elucidation of the peripheral mechanisms involved in analgesia associated with inflammation. Key discoveries were made in this field that highlighted the importance of the immune system in inflammatory pain. The results of which were published in the notable journals; JBC, PAIN, Nature Medicine and The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Research Interests

  • Opioids in inflammation
    In the area I work as a translational scientist, exploring drug discovery of novel opioids and inflammatory mechanisms as well as developing new alternatives, paring this with translational work into preclinical and clinical studies looking for better outcomes for patients.
  • Biotransformation of Opioids in Disease
  • Pain in Inflammatory Diseases
  • Natural Products Drug Discovery

Research Impacts

Our current research is focussed on novel opioid ligands that target opioid receptors aligned with less addictive properties, bioactivity of endogenous and natural products that may provide insights into better pain therapy or reduction in inflammatory disorders such as sinusitis.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Charles Sturt University


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Book Chapter

  • Cabot, P. J. (2007). Stress, cytokines, and peripheral analgesia. Cytokines: Stress and Immunity. (pp. 87-100) edited by N. P. Plotnikoff, R. E. Faith, A. J. Murgo and R. A. Good. New York: CRC Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.