Dedicated to the discovery of novel medications and the development of approaches and technologies aimed at improving the discovery of new therapeutic drugs.
The Center for Drug Discovery conducts multidisciplinary research, supporting its mission to:
- Develop novel methodologies to improve drug discovery efficiency and success.
- Discover new medications to satisfy important medical needs.
- Train students and post-doctoral fellows in the art and science of drug discovery.
- Collaborate intensively with the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and leading clinical centers for translational biomedicine.
The CDD houses over 60 student, pre- and postdoctoral, and faculty researchers with well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories to conduct research in the fields of medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, molecular biology, cell biology, tissue culture biochemistry, behavioral studies, proteomics, metabolomics, in vitro characterization, in vivo profiling, chemical synthesis, biophysics, radiochemistry, and imaging.
Recent press articles
CDD Graduate students take second prize at the 2013 Northeastern RISE Symposium with their poster on "Dynamics and Structural Features Affecting Arrestin Function"
Professor Ray Booth joins the CDD
Michael Johnson Receives a 2012 AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Mahmoud Nasr wins poster contest at symposium on advances in separation science and mass spectrometry
Current Trends in Drug Abuse Research 10th Annual Symposium
Northeastern University, Academic Honors Convocation
Professor honored for his contributions to medicinal chemistry
Biogen Idec and MAKScientific team up on MS drug candidates