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Research Abstracts Online
January 2008 - March 2009

University of Minnesota Twin Cities
College of Pharmacy
Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development

PI: Gunda I. Georg
Co-PI: Vadim Gurvich
Co-PI: Derek Hook

Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development

MSI is providing resources and user support to the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development (ITDD), a unit of the College of Pharmacy. The Institute’s research is focused on medicinal chemistry, high-throughput screening (HTS), lead discovery, combinatorial chemistry, and chemical process development. Current projects include NIH-funded development of non-hormonal male contraceptive projects, pilot-scale chemical libraries, and development of a Center in Chemical Methodology and Libraries. MSI hosts the servers for and supports two major software applications for ITDD, ActivityBase (IDBS, UK) for HTS and chemical lead optimization and Pipeline Pilot (Accelyrs, CA) for data manipulation for HTS and chemistry applications. In addition, they use many of the computational chemistry capabilities hosted at MSI.

Group Members

Lei Bi, Staff
Ramappa Chakrasali, Research Associate
Rebecca Cuellar, Research Associate
Trinh Doan, Graduate Student
Rawle Francis, Research Associate
Bryant Gay, Graduate Student
Xingxian Gu, Staff
Kwon Ho Hong, Graduate Student
Sukhakar Jakkaraj, Research Associate
Sinthuja Kanagarajah, Staff
Vishwesher Katta, Research Associate
An Na Kim, Staff
Yong Kim, Graduate Student
Srikanth Kotapati, Graduate Student
Jae Lee, Research Associate
Matthew Leighty, Staff
Jose Mejia, Research Associate
Srilakshmi Neelam,
Micah Niphakis, Staff
Adwait Ranade, Staff
Subhashree Rangarajan,
Christopher Schneider, Staff
Hajime Seki, Graduate Student
Mary Smart, Staff
Jonathan Solberg, Staff
Jessica Strasser, Staff
Shameem Syeda, Research Associate
Defeng Tian, Research Associate
Sreedhar Tummalapalli, Graduate Student
Michael Walters, Faculty Collaborator
Tim Ward, Research Associate
Yiyun Yu, Graduate Student