Core Facilities

Center for Chemical Genomics

The Center for Chemical Genomics provides high-throughput screening facilities allowing researchers to assess biological target activity by testing large libraries of compounds, siRNA, and natural product extracts.

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Andrew Alt, Director,

Center for Structural Biology

The Center for Structural Biology provides 3-D images from X-ray crystallography to reveal the structures of drug targets and drugs bound to targets; the lab also optimizes conditions to produce target proteins for use in research.

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Protein purification, macromolecular crystallization and crystallography and x-ray: Jeanne Stuckey,
High throughput protein lab: Clay Brown,
Administrative: Ashley Schork,

Vahlteich Medicinal Chemistry Core

The Vahlteich Medicinal Chemistry Core designs and synthesizes small molecule compounds to optimize their biological activity and drug-like properties.

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Scott Larsen, Director,
Andy White, Co-Director,

Pharmacokinetics Core

The Pharmacokinetics Core helps to test and improve how new drugs will be absorbed by the body, distributed across different internal systems, and broken down, which will help to select best lead compounds; the lab also measures drug concentrations to support Phase I and II clinical trials for dose optimization.

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Duxin Sun, Director,,
Bo Wen, Core Manager,