Ken Pearce, Ph D is the director of the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery. The Pearce lab utilizes numerous methods for conducting early drug and chemical probe discovery research. These techniques include development of biochemical and cell assays, high-throughput screening, DNA-encoded library technology, peptide phage display, and mechanistic/biophysical studies. Targets for these discovery campaigns include proteins involved in epigenetic regulation, signal transduction, and enzymatic modifications. Projects are typically collaborative efforts with labs across the UNC campus and span several therapeutic areas, with a particular focus on oncology targets.
Director of the Center for Integrative Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery
Research Professor, Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Director of Lead Discovery and Characterization
Compound and Laboratory Manager