OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR -
December 2, 2013
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UC SAN DIEGO
(cDDI) as an Organized Research Unit at UC San Diego Following consultation with the Academic Senate and campus administrative officials, I am pleased to announce the establishment of Center for Drug Discovery Innovation as an Organized Research Unit reporting to Vice Chancellor Sandra Brown. Michael K Gilson, Professor and Chair in Computer-Aided Drug Design at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Thomas Hermann, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, will serve as founding co-Directors.
The cDDI will foster innovation by stimulating exciting new approaches to the challenges of drug discovery within an academic research environment. The cDDI will be a resource assisting UCSD faculty engaged in drug discovery projects anywhere on campus. Research outputs will include advanced computational design methods and systems pharmacology tools and databases; drug delivery platforms; pharmacogenomic insights and integration of clinical and drug-related databases; crystal structures of therapeutically relevant macromolecules; novel drug targets and assay technologies; and bioactive compounds for use as probes, development leads and candidate drugs.
Membership in the Center is open to all interested faculty members and research scientists/scholars. If you would like additional information or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Professors Gilson (email@example.com) or Hermann (firstname.lastname@example.org).