Just as cars are useless without roads, drugs are useless without an
effective delivery system. This is especially important in contemporary
pharmaceutical research as new chemical entitites are either too
hydrophobic (e.g., many anticancer drugs) or hydrophilic...
This specialization offered by the Center for Drug Discovery (CDD)
trains students in the design and synthesis of novel biologically
active compounds and in the study of their mechanisms of action using
biochemical, biophysical and pharmacological approaches....
Increasingly, scientific work is becoming interdisciplinary. In
response to this trend, this interdisciplinary program has been set up
which allows the student to focus on more than one area in biomedical
science. The program is appropriate for both those...
Medicinal chemistry, an amalgamation of chemistry and the life
sciences, is a multidisciplinary field that applies chemical (i.e.,
synthetic, analytical, theoretical and/or physical chemistry)
principles to investigations of biologically active substances...