Small Molecule Discovery Center

Therapeutic Approaches: Small Molecules,

Therapeutic Areas of Expertise: Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Metabolic Disorders, Neurological Disorders, Oncology, Virology

Center/Program Highlights:

The SMDC partners with academics and pharmaceutical companies to develop innovative chemical probes and new therapies. The laboratory technologies include high-throughput screening, high-content imaging, fragment-based lead discovery, and medicinal chemistry. Special areas of focus include cancer, neglected tropical diseases, neurodegenerative disease.

Sources of Funding: Philanthropy, Industry Partnerships, Disease Foundations, Federal/State,


Institutional Affiliation(s): University of California San Francisco

1700 4th St
Byers Hall; 504
San Francisco
CA, 94143
United States

Center/Program Start Date: 2005

Number of Employees: 10