• Photo by Susan Kirby-Smith
    Photo by Susan Kirby-Smith

    Prof Christine Salomon's lecture brings large crowd

    Prof Christine Salomon's lecture 'Tales from the underground: Searching for biocontrol treatments for white nose syndrome in bats' drew a big crowd at University of North Carolina. Read More

  • AD Eye

    CDD signs a licensing agreement for its technology for early detection of Alzheimer's disease

    Center for Drug Design (College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota) has signed an agreement to collaborate with medical imaging startup RetiSpec to commercialize the technology for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More

  • Photo by Greta Kaul
    Photo by Greta Kaul

    Patently lucrative: the intellectual property that makes big money for the U

    Compounds developed in Robert Vince’s University of Minnesota lab to combat the HIV virus made the University more than $600 million dollars. Read More

  • Profs Vince and More

    Seeing Alzheimer's disease

    A retinal scan technique, developed by researchers in the University’s Center for Drug Design (CDD), has the potential to detect AD in its early stages, when treatment may still be possible, and also to allow doctors to trace the progress of treatments and help the 100,000 Minnesotans with AD and their families. Read More

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.

Next Seminar

Frances Winship Walters Professor
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Center for AIDS (CFAR)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:30am


Raymond F. Schinazi, PhD, DSc
Director, Laboratory of Biochemical Pharmacology (LOBP)
Director, Scientific Working Group on Viral Eradication, Emory University Center for AIDS Research

The LOBP has established standardized protocols to evaluate novel compounds for their antiviral potency for a variety of human viruses and toxicity profiles using a panel of target cells. In addition, Schinazi labs also assay for selection of drug-resistance.

Detecting Alzheimer's with an Eye Exam: Video

Detecting Alzheimer's with an Eye Exam