• Dr. Bob Vince

    Prof. Robert Vince honored for his innovative work

    Prof. Robert Vince received the Impact Award at the inaugural presentation of the Innovation Awards (2014). At the ceremony, Made in Minnesota: Celebrating University Innovators, President Kaler awarded the trophy to Prof Vince.

    Watch the video about his innovation.

  • Dr. Vince and More

    Research on Alzheimer's Disease by Prof Vince and Prof More Featured on C&EN News

    Eye Test Might One Day Diagnose Alzheimer’s Before Symptoms Appear

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    Prof Chen's Research on Parkinson’s Disease featured by the University

    Drug Design for Parkinson’s Disease Starts Here

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  • Salomon with bats

    Underground Research Drives Drug Research

    Prof. Salomon's Research Highlighted in MNDaily

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Message from the Director

Robert Vince

Robert Vince, PhD

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.

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Next Seminar

Dale L. Barnard, PhD

Dale Barnard, PhD

Research Professor
Institute for Antiviral Research
Utah State University

Date: February 18, 2015
Time: 11:15 - 12:15 AM
Venue: 1-451 Moos

Dr. Barnard's research interests are in the elucidation of the biochemical cytotoxicity and mechanisms of antiviral action of new antiviral agents. A major thrust of his research is to pinpoint a viral enzyme which could be used as a target for developing selective and specific antiviral drugs. He has been instrumental in studying methods by which mink aleutian virus disease can be treated.

Spotlight on Research

Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Profs Robert Vince and Swati More have developed a noninvasive imaging technique that tracks accumulation of the Alzheimer’s peptide, amyloid-β, in the eye.

Pre-Clinical Study for Cyanide Antidote

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.

CDD Functional Cosmetic

The Center for Drug Design has developed compounds that not only protect the skin from UV damage but also activate the enzymes which repair damaged DNA in the skin.

New Course Offering

HIV Drug Discovery (AHS 5100) - Spring 2015

AHS 5100This course has been designed to cultivate an understanding of virology, medicinal chemistry, pharmacology, and regulatory aspects related to HIV drug discovery. It will be most beneficial to students with a strong background in science, and an interest in a career in various aspects of drug discovery.

Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry (CHEM 2301 and 2302) or equivalent AND One semester of biochemistry (BIOC 3021) or equivalent, are required.
Schedule: 01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015 (T, Th); 08:15 AM - 09:30 AM
Venue: PWB 6-210
Credits awarded: 3