From L to R: Prof Bill Shannon, Prof Robert Vince, Prof Robert Geraghty, Prof Zhengqiang Wang
Prof Vince Receives Antonin Holy Memorial Award from ISAR
Prof Robert Vince has been awarded the Antonin Holy Memorial Award from the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR).
Prof Salomon's Research featured by the University
How life in the Soudan Mine could save the Midwest bat population
Researchers from the University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design are getting closer to finding a solution to the problem of White Nose Syndrome affecting bat populations throughout the country. For the past six years, Christine Salomon, PhD, and her colleagues have been researching microorganisms living deep in the Soudan Mine in northeast Minnesota. Read More
Prof. Robert Vince featured on Mpls.StPaul Magazine
Life Saver: Robert Vince, a Minnesota superhero, creates drugs to combat diseases like AIDS and cancer.
Prof Wang Awarded NIH Grant
Congratulations to Prof. Zhengqiang Wang for being awarded a new 5 year grant by NIH
Structural studies of HIV Capsid with host factors and Capsid-targeting antivirals
Funding Agency: NIH/NIAID
Type: Multiple PI R01
PI(s): Stefan Sarafianos, PhD & Zhengqiang Wang, PhD
Message from the Director
The Center for Drug Design (CDD) was created to combine research and scholarship leading to the development of novel drugs for therapeutic applications, such as HIV, cancer, neurological diseases, dermatological agents, infectious diseases, novel processes, and medical devices. The Center for Drug Design combines the best of academic tradition along with an expectation of innovation and independence, and provides significant value for our academic and research community.
Erin E. Carlson, PhD
Department of Chemistry
University of Minnesota
The Carlson Group unites tools from chemistry and biology to promote the development and application of technologies that will contribute to the understanding of new strategies for treatment of bacterial infections and the discovery of efficacious compounds. Three complementary research directions are being pursued: (i) Protein Function – design and application of chemical probes for characterization of bacterial cell wall biosynthesis (ii) Target Exploration – generation of methods for the investigation and inhibition of histidine kinases (iii) Molecule Discovery – development of strategies to dramatically expand our ability to explore natural product chemical space.
Title: Chemical Probes for Histidine Kinase Protein Profiling and Inhibitor Discovery
Date: May 18, 2016 (Wednesday) Time: 10:30 - 11:30 AM Venue: Moos 2-690
Spotlight on Research
A faster acting and safer than existing options, an antidote for cyanide poisoning that works prophylactically to prevent or limit toxicity associated from exposure to cyanide has been developed.