CDD about
A Platform for Translational Biomedicine
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 extensively 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 Annual Retreat
Professor Ray Booth featured in the Northeastern Alumni Magazine
11th Annual Symposium in Current Trends in Drug Abuse Research
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
CDD Director Alex Makriyannis honored in American Chemical Society Hall of Fame
Michael Johnson Receives a 2012 AFPE Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Mahmoud Nasr wins poster contest at symposium on advances in separation science and mass spectrometry

Center for Drug Discovery, Northeastern University • 360 Huntington Avenue, 116 Mugar Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 02115 • 617.373.2273