Targeted therapeutics is research that seeks to develop new and more effective classes
of drugs against various diseases by aiming these drugs at molecular and cellular
targets that play a key role in the disease. This topic was chosen because of its
societal impact, the emergence of common technologies driving therapeutics research
in different disease areas and the presence of a critical core of senior faculty with
broad acumen and transdisciplinary vision in targeted therapeutics.
The Center for Targeted Therapeutics includes three Resource Core Facilities: the Functional Genomics Core, the Drug Design and Synthesis Core, and the Microscopy and Flow Cytometry Core. The director of each core facility can provide expert scientific advice in project
development, along with technological support.
The Center for Targeted Therapeutics currently supports four research projects led by junior faculty members with expertise in cancer biology and genomics, signal transduction, metabolic diseases and nanotechnology-based drug delivery. Through pilot projects and collaborative studies, CTT research will encompass targeted therapeutics for multiple diseases. Explore our current and prior research projects.
New COVID-19 Pilot Grant Program
The Center for Targeted Therapeutics recently funded three new pilot projects for
studies aimed at developing new approaches to COVID-19 treatment. Explore our pilot grant projects.
Support the Center for Targeted Therapeutics
By donating to the Center for Targeted Therapeutics, you are endorsing novel cures that will emerge from South Carolina and directly support our communities.
CTT plans to expand its activities by supporting research and extending its infrastructure in various scientific and medical disciplines. Our aim is to foster public-private collaborations in order to discover breakthrough drugs for multiple diseases relevant to the South Carolina population.
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