News & Events


Learn about the latest news and events involving CNPD3 research and faculty.

Message to UF Drug Discovery Symposium participants and CNPD3 supporters

The jam-packed two-day symposium underscored that Florida is a powerhouse in drug discovery.

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Prof. Yaoqiu Zhu

May 26th, 2021, 10AM-11AM, via Zoom Dr. Zhu’s presentation is titled “Fixing A Problematic Medicine, Plavix: Integrative Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry Studies for Overcoming Its Prominent Clinical Resistance and…

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Prof. Fu-Sen Liang

May 19th, 2021, 10AM-11AM, via Zoom Dr. Liang’s presentation is titled “Proximity Control Strategies for Epigenetic Regulation and Cell Reprogramming”

CNPD3 Seminar Series Spring 2021 Lecturer | Prof. Yong “Tiger” Zhang

May 12th, 2021, 10AM-11AM, via Zoom Dr. Zhang’s presentation is titled “Molecular Reprogramming for Novel Drug Discovery”


News

UF researchers discover marine natural product off Florida’s coast that could help fight cancer

Dr. Hendrik Luesch and a team of researchers have discovered a novel marine natural product that binds to a new site of tubulin, an important target for cancer drugs.

Kratom: What science is discovering about the risks and benefits of a controversial herb

Dr. Chris McCurdy explains how science is attempting to answer safety questions around kratom in this Conversation story.

Dr. Chris McCurdy’s kratom alkaloid study featured on the cover of ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science

McCurdy began researching kratom in 2005 and the study represents the first time his team’s kratom research has appeared on a journal cover.

UF awards tenure or promotion to six College of Pharmacy faculty

The faculty were recognized for their contributions to the University of Florida, their profession and society.