Centers & Institutes

  • Antimicrobial Discovery Center

    Director: Kim Lewis, University Distinguished Professor

    The mission of the Center is to translate basic science discoveries into novel antimicrobial therapies to combat Biowarfare and conventional pathogen threats. Antimicrobial drug discovery is in a state of crisis ? the last class of broad-spectrum compounds, the fluoroquinolones, was discovered 40 years ago. The rise of multidrug resistant pathogens and the threat of […]

  • Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis

    Director: Michael Pollastri, Interim Director

    An internationally recognized center for advanced interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology, the Barnett Institute’s work includes proteomics, biomarker discovery, drug synthesis and development, environmental cancer agent detection and ultrasensitive instrumentation. The Barnett Institute’s research team, which includes two endowed chairs in bioanalytical chemistry, an additional 20 faculty members and research scientists, […]

  • Center for Drug Discovery

    Director: Alexandros Makriyannis, George D. Behrakis Endowed Chair in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

    Buoyed by nearly $10 million in established grants, the center is dedicated to better understanding drug mechanisms of action and developing new approaches and technologies aimed at improving the discovery of new therapeutic drugs. The main projects include drug design and synthesis, chemical/biochemical approaches for studying drug receptor interactions and the role of membranes in […]

  • Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine

    Director: Vladmir P. Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine is a recently organized research unit aiming to perform studies on the border between two fast growing scientific areas, Biotechnology and Nanomedicine. The missions of the Center include: 1. Intensive research in such areas as Nanomedicine (pharmaceutical nanocarriers with controllable properties for delivery and targeting of water-insoluble drugs, […]

  • Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR)

    Director: Alisa Lincoln

    The Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR) is devoted to research and its practical application in an effort to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Boston and other urban communities. The IUHR is focused on exploring social determinants of health in urban settings, the promotion of health equality and the elimination of […]

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