UCSD Drug Discovery Institute

Therapeutic Approaches: Biologics, Small Molecules, Vaccines, Biomarkers, Antibodies, Stem Cells, Drug Delivery, Drug Devices

Therapeutic Areas of Expertise: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Metabolic Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Oncology, Psychiatric Disorders, Pain, Regenerative Medicine

Center/Program Highlights: The UCSD Drug Discovery Institute (DDI) combines the biomedical innovation of the Health Sciences Campus with the clinical research power of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the scientific and technical capabilities of the full campus, in order to foster the discovery of new therapeutics. The DDI has particular strengths in marine natural products, through the Scripps Insitution of Oceanography; synthetic chemistry; computer-aided drug discovery, informatics and systems biology; drug disposition and delivery; and in therapeutic/biomedical areas including CNS, global health, cancer, metabolism, and cell signaling.

Sources of Funding: Federal/State, Industry Partnerships, University

Industrial Partnerships: Under construction.


Institutional Affiliation(s): University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla
California, 92093-0736
United States

Center/Program Start Date: 2011

Number of Employees: 79