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Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development

The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development seeks to elevate the stature of disciplinary programs in chemistry, biochemistry, biological sciences, and chemical engineering by becoming an internationally recognized collaboratory of expert researchers from across the campus of the University of Notre Dame. In collaboration with academic, governmental, and pharmaceutical industry partners, research within the Center will create small molecule lead compounds, study and screen therapeutically relevant targets, and support translational efforts that advance fundamental discoveries through the development process to eventually enhance human health and benefit society.

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Description

The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development is a collaborative program well aligned with the University’s overarching Catholic mission through its focus on the discovery and development of new therapeutic leads for the treatment of unmet clinical needs in a number of areas including cancer, infectious diseases, and a number of rare diseases. The Center brings together chemical and biological expertise and technologies through partnerships with researchers within the University’s biomedical research centers at the, including the Harper Cancer Institute, the Eck Institute for Global Health, the Center for Rare and Neglected Disease, and external partners, including regional universities and the Indiana CTSI, Eli Lilly, Inc. and other pharmaceutical companies as well as private foundations including the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and the Grace Science Foundation. The LIVE Notre Dame Day broadcast will kick-off at 18:42 pm ET (6:42 pm ET) on April 23rd at NOTREDAMEDAY.ND.EDU. Please spread the word and help us earn votes! Follow the celebration on social media with #NDday.

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During this exciting time, we have the unique opportunity to earn a portion of a $1 Million! Make a $10 gift on Notre Dame Day (April 23 – 24), and receive 5 votes to cast. The total number of votes we receive decides our percentage of the $1 Million. Please vote for us! All funds received from NDday will go directly to laboratory research being conducted in the Warren Center including the Chemical Synthesis Facility which supports translational biomedical research by providing expertise that enables the preparation of small molecules for use in hit verification, lead development, and midsize scale‐up. In addition, the core supports the preparation of biological probes (affinity, fluorescently tagged, etc.), active pharmaceutical agents as experimental controls, and small chemical libraries for structure-activity relationships and the optimization pharmacological properties. For use of our chemical synthesis services or to request a quote for inclusion in a grant submission. This shared user research core is also charged with organizational oversight of the products of past, current, and future chemical synthesis to create a university compound collection with currently 20,000 unique chemical entities. The establishment of appropriate intellectual property controls allows for participation of additional academic and industrial partners and the creation of a regional drug discovery consortium through the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Indiana CTSI).

Why are donations necessary?

Donations to the Center allow our administrative and research team to expand the bandwidth of faculty and student researchers and enable multidisciplinary projects beyond current areas of focus and towards improve quality of life for the weakest among us.