Drug Design and Delivery Research

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Drug Design and Delivery Research

Several of our faculty are involved in areas of drug design and delivery. In the area of drug development, faculty use kinetic and cell based assays (Acey, Nakayama) or molecular recognition principles for drug development (Schramm). Others, inspired by naturally occurring biological molecules, biopolymers and protein-lipid assemblies, are engaged in designing novel transport and drug delivery vehicles (Shon, Slowinska), including the investigation of biomimetic transition metal nitrosyl complexes that have the potential to act as an NO-donor drug and/or to be delivered to a biological target (Li). In a complementary in silico approach, Molecular Dynamics simulations and docking calculations are employed to examine the structure, stability, and dynamics of biological molecules (Nakayama, Sorin), which confers a powerful predictive power to the drug development program.


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Prof. Lijuan Li

Dr. Lijuan Li
Professor (1998)
Department Chair

Inorganic, Bioinorganic, & Nanomaterials
Prof. Li's Profile


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Doctor Michael P. Schramm

Dr. Michael P. Schramm
Professor (2007)
Supramolecular Chemistry & Molecular Recognition
Prof. Schramm's Website


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Doctor Jason Schwans

Dr. Jason Schwans
Associate Professor (2012)
Enzymology
Prof. Schwans's Website


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Doctor Kasha Slowinska

Dr. Kasha Slowinska
Professor (2004)
Analytical, Bioanalytical, & Bioengineering
Prof. Slowinska's Website


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Eric Sorin

Dr. Eric J. Sorin
Associate Professor (2007)
Computational Biochemistry & Biophysics
Prof. Sorin's Website