Ari S. Nugraha received his PhD in organic chemistry (natural product) from University of Wollongong (UoW) in 2015 under supervisor Prof. Paul A. Keller. He completed his MSc by research  degree  (2010)  from  the  same  university  at  UoW,  Australia,  Undegraduate  in Pharmacy (2002)  at  Univeristy  of  Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.  He also did his professional degree (Pharmacist) at the University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia in 2003. He was appointed as lecturer (full position) at Faculty of Pharmacy University of Jember (UoJ) in 2004-2007 and served as Head of  Department of  Pharmaceutical  Chemistry  (2006).  He has joinedcollaborative  research  between  Centre  for  Medicinal  Chemistry and  Institute  forConservation Biology and Enviromental Management, UoW on stuies of the Antarctic mossand  Australian  fly  (2011-2015).  He  has  developed  his  spectroscopic  and  spectrometric laboratory skills (NMR (1D, 2D), IR, EIMS, ESMS, GCMS, LCMS/MS, UV-Vis). His expertise in  HPLC  (analytical  and  semi-preparative)  has  provided  a  good  service  at  School  ofChemistry,  UoW  (2010-2015).  He  has  also  developed  his  synthetic  skills  (organic molecules). He has returned to his full academic position at Department of PharmaceuticalChemistry, UoJ in 2015 and started his own research group in drug discovery. His current research  (collaboration with Keller Research Group at UoW) is  conducting  pharmacochemical  screening  of  selected  Indonesian  medicinal plants  (alkaloids)  and  studies  on  neglected  Indonesian  epiphytic  medicinal  plants.