Research Cores

The immediate short term goal of the COBRE CBID is to provide the necessary mentor support and infrastructure to ensure the success of junior investigators in acquiring NIH funding. The long term goal is to create a center that encourages basic research scientists to develop enabling technologies that can be used in translational biomedicine.

In order to support and encourage these types of interactions, the Center has three core facilities in addition to the administrative core. These are (1) the Infectious Disease Assay Development Core (IDAD) for assay development and high throughput screening technologies for identifying chemical probes against infectious disease targets, (2) the Computational Chemical Biology Core (CCB) for structure and ligand based drug discovery, protein modeling, and chemoinformatics, and (3) the Synthetic Chemical Biology Core (SCB) for the synthesis of novel and commercially unavailable small molecules, fluorescent molecules, and peptides.


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