Dr Joseph Trigiante


I am a biochemist and cell biologist. After my PhD at Stanford University I have gained a long experience in laboratory research at the Open University, at Queen Mary University, London and in private companies. Recently I took on a teaching position still at QMUL and eventually in Sept 2022 I joined Kingston as a lecturer in Biosciences.

I am currently involved in the teaching of modules LS4003, LS 5002 , LS 6001 and LS6014. My research interests include the identification of antibacterial natural products and the elucidation of the role of long noncoding RNAs in human cells.

Academic responsibilities



  • Ph.D. Biophysical Chemistry
  • B.Sc in Chemistry

Teaching and learning

I am currently involved in the teaching of four modules: LS4003 (Scientific and Laboratory Skills) , LS5002 (Proteins and Metabolism) , LS6001 (Bioinformatics) and LS6014 (final year bioscience project). I design and deliver lectures, lead practical sessions and workshops.

Undergraduate courses taught


My main research project is the identification and characterization of a novel antibacterial molecule found in an extract of the Carica papaya plant. This project is funded by Inspira Pharmaceuticals limited.

I am also involved in a bioinformatics project aimed at discovering new bioactive peptides originating from long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)