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Preclinical Research

The earliest stage of drug discovery, where a lead candidate is identified and tested for efficacy and safety across in vitro and animal models.

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Laboratory Discovery Teams

Students will learn how candidate therapeutic agents are discovered and validated in laboratory settings, and how the data generated in these steps are analyzed and prepared for publication. Students will assist in work ongoing in a lab as a part of partnerships with the National Institutes of Health, and pharmaceutical enterprises to further develop candidate agents for eventual human use.

Collaborative groups supporting student work: