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Drug Discovery Development Core


“A collaboration between Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland” Contacts Barbara Slusher Co-Director bslusher@jhmi.edu James Polli Co-Director jpolli@rx.umaryland.edu Craig Hendrix Co-Director chendrix@jhmi.edu Discovery & Early Development Medicinal Chemistry Unit: Reference compound synthesis to synthesize commercially unavailable compounds of key biological and pharmacological interest to core users as reference and/or tool compounds. Contact: Takashi Tsukamoto, PhD., 443-629-7984, ttsukamoto@jhmi.edu David Meyers, PhD., 410-502-4804, dmeyers7@jhmi.edu Assay Development and Screening Unit: Biochemical and assay development support will assist biochemical assays development for putative therapeutic targets along with Cell-based assay development support that will facilitate development of cell-based drug screening assays. The Drug Screening […]

Evolutionary Biologists Say Recently Discovered Fossil Shows Transition of a Reptile From Life on Land to Life in the Sea


Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists at Johns Hopkins and the American Museum of Natural History report they have filled in some important clues to the evolution of animals that once roamed land and transitioned to life in the water. A report on the new discoveries about the reptile, Vadasaurus herzogi, appears online in the Nov. 8 issue of Royal Society Open Science, and suggests that some of the foot-long animal’s features, including its elongated, whip-like tail, and triangular-shaped head, are well suited to aquatic life, while its relatively large limbs link it to land-loving species. […]

Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory


The Clinical Research Unit Core Laboratory is housed in the Asthma and Allergy Center at the Bayview Medical Campus. The Core also includes a Sample Processing Laboratory located in the Bayview CRU on the fourth floor of the 301 Building. Directed by Neal Fedarko, PhD, a professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, the laboratory offers 87 distinct assays of clinical chemical endpoints and biomarkers to support ICTR research protocols. It is designed to serve ICTR investigators at all CRU locations. The ICTR CRU Core Laboratory supports ICTR-approved protocols by providing facilities, technical experience, and training for non-routine […]