Drug Development

Biomedical innovation over the last half century has improved health and extended lifespan globally. The molecular understanding of disease, along with sophisticated automation and screening technologies, have ushered in a new era of drug discovery. However, many infectious diseases, including ones that cause profound mortality and morbidity worldwide, still lack effective and safe treatments.

UCSC faculty have been at the forefront in the discovery of natural products to combat a variety of these neglected diseases, including cholera, African River Blindness, and mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue fever.

UCSC researchers recently obtained a large federal instrumentation grant to build a state-of-the-art core facility that will greatly accelerate their drug discovery capabilities, allowing them to continue their longstanding efforts to develop new and improved medicines against infectious diseases that threaten human health on a global scale. 

Victoria Auerbuch Stone

  • Title
    • Professor
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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David L Bernick

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  • Title
    • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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David F Boyd

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    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Benjamin Breen

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  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • History Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • History of Science
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Manel Camps

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    • Professor
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    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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Carlos E Dobkin

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Economics Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Computational Economics
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James Doucet-Battle

  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Sociology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Sociology
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Ahmed Hamdy

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    • Adjunct Professor
  • Department
    • Biomolecular Engineering
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Lindsay Hinck

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Developmental Biology
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Ted Holman

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    • Professor
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    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biochemistry
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Doug Kellogg

  • Title
    • Associate Dean
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Biochemistry
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Scott Lokey

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Organic Chemistry
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John MacMillan

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    • Vice Chancellor for Research
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    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Chemical Biology
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Glenn L Millhauser

  • Title
    • Distinguished Professor and Department Chair
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    • Chemistry & Biochemistry Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Chemistry
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Megan Colleen Moodie

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  • Title
    • Associate Professor
  • Department
    • Anthropology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Ethnography
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Karen M. Ottemann

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  • Title
    • Professor and Chair
  • Department
    • Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Microbiology
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Jeremy R Sanford

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    • Professor
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    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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William Sullivan

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    • Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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Anjuli Verma

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    • Assistant Professor of Politics
  • Department
    • Politics Department
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  • Faculty Areas of Expertise
    • Law and Policy
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Jordan Ward

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    • Assistant Professor
  • Department
    • Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology Department
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