Chemical Biology and Therapeutics

Chemical biology is an area of increasing importance to biomedical research, and the CardiovascularResearchCenter is committed to strengthening its expertise in this area through the expansion of its Chemical Biology & Therapeutics Program. The program provides research and training opportunities in the use of chemical approaches for fundamental biological inquiry and development of diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Current areas of focus include cell-based and organism-based high-throughput chemical screening and small molecule target identification. Program expansion through internal growth and external recruiting is planned, with particular interest in applications of chemical biology to stem cell biology, diagnostics, imaging, and drug discovery.