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Center for Molecular Diversity in Drug Design, Discovery and Delivery (CMD5)

The University of South Florida (USF) has established the Center for Molecular Diversity in Drug Design, Discovery and Development (CMD5) that takes advantage of existing strengths and cross disciplinary resources in the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Medicine, the College of Pharmacy, the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, and the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute. CMD5 fosters active collaboration among scientists from these institutions in several disciplines which rely upon advances in molecular science to understand the causes of human disease, develop novel methods for its prevention, and devise novel therapies and treatments.

Thus Mission of CMD5 is “The discovery, design, synthesis and development of new drug lead compounds and drug delivery modes for the prevention and cure of human diseases”.

CMD5 Areas of Investigation

Drug synthesis and delivery
Alzheimers/Parkinsons drugs
Synthetic methodologies
Bioanalytical methods
Nanoparticle antibiotics
Protein synthesis
Bioassay development

Antibiotics and anticancer agents
Natural products
Nutraceutical R&D
Biopolymer design and synthesis
Computer-aided drug design
Bio-NMR and mass spectrometry
High-throughput biotesting

Copies of the CMD5 brochure and Flyer are available for download below.