• Mike Wilson

    Prof Salomon Interviewed by WCCO

    WCCO/CBS News Features Professor Christine Salomon's Research on the White Nose Syndrome

    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources first discovered White Nose Syndrome in Minnesota last year, and the disease continues to spread west. Professor Christine Salomon is a part of the team helping raise awareness about the state of bats in Minnesota. “One of the most important things we can do is protect habitat and build new habitat for bats,” Salomon said.

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    The New York State Senate Commends Bob Vince

    The New York State Senate recently adopted a legislative resolution commending Prof. Robert Vince upon the occasion of his designation as a 2017 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction. 

    The resolution underscored that "It is the custom of this Legislative Body (NY State Senate) to take note of and publicly acknowledge individuals who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary careers, accomplishments, and purposeful lives of service to their community".

    The resolution further noted "That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to commend Robert Vince upon the occasion of his designation as a 2017 Inductee into the Auburn Alumni Hall of Distinction."

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    Profs Vince and More Create New Antidote for Acetaminophen Poisoning

    UMN researchers create new antidote for acetaminophen poisoning

    Swati More, PhD, and Robert Vince, PhD, Professor and Director of the Center for Drug Design, discovered a potential new drug that works as an antidote to acetaminophen poisoning. It’s named ψ-Glutathione (Pseudo-Glutathione), similar to the naturally-occurring compound glutathione. A report of the compound’s efficacy was recently published in Chemical Research in ToxicologyRead More

  • Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
    Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science

    Potential Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

    Researchers Test Early Alzheimer's Detection Method: Fox9
    U of M Researchers Find New Way to Detect Alzheimer's Using Eye Exam: KSTP
    Eye test for Alzheimer’s fares well in University of Minnesota study: Mineapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

Message from the Director

Robert Vince

Robert Vince, PhD

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.

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Next Seminar

David Yu smallDavid S. Yu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology 
Emory University School and Winship Cancer Institute
July 20, 2017 (Thursday), 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM, 
2-690 Moos Tower
Dr. Yu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine. He received his MD from the University of Texas at Southwestern Medical School, and PhD from the University of Cambridge prior to completing residency training in Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Yu has received recognition as a Georgia Research Alliance Cancer Scientist and was awarded the Michael Fry Research Award from the Radiation Research Society, which recognizes the most outstanding junior scientist who has made exceptional contributions to the field of radiation research.

CDD Seminar Schedule

Detecting Alzheimer's with an Eye Exam: Video

Detecting Alzheimer's with an Eye Exam