Bowers Receives $1.9 M NIGMS Outstanding Investigator Award

December 7, 2017

Albert Bowers, Ph.D., has received a R35 Outstanding Investigator Award worth more than $1.9 million over five years from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study the chemoenzymatic synthesis, mode of action and evolution of natural product-based macrocycles. … Continued

Pharmacy’s Robert McGinty Named 2017 Searle Scholar

March 31, 2017

Robert McGinty, M.D., Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been selected as a 2017 Searle Scholar. He is the first Searle Scholar named at the … Continued

NCI Renews Partnership with UNC to Seek New Cancer Drugs

October 6, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will pursue treatments for specific cancer targets as a specialized member of the National Cancer Institute’s renewed Experimental Therapeutics, or NExT, program through a contract with Leidos Biomed and its Frederick National … Continued

New Algorithm Increases Success Rate of Drug-Compound Screening

December 15, 2014

Scientists developing new drugs increasingly turn to massive online catalogs of prospective compounds to test. The trouble is that very few those chemical contenders even have the potential to be useful because of inaccuracies in the computerized screening process that … Continued