A new drug for pancreatic cancer takes the stage for clinical trials
What does it take to get to that moment in a clinic when a doctor gives a patient a compound never before used in modern medicine? The story of Minnelide, an investigational drug for pancreatic cancer patients now in a Phase IA clinical trial at the University of Minnesota, illustrates just how complex and exhilarating that journey can be.
Gamechanger: Gunda Georg
Gunda Georg is an esteemed researcher and professor who has made a tremendous impact in the field of synthetic medicinal chemistry.
Gunda Georg Inducted into the Academy for Excellence in Health Research
The Academy for Excellence in Health Research is the highest recognition of excellence in research by Academic Health Center faculty
Welcome to the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery & Development
ITDD creates opportunities for drug discovery and early pre-clinical drug development through collaborations between various schools, colleges and research centers, as well as industrial throughout Minnesota and nationwide.
Hormone-Free Birth Control Research Advances
Researchers will investigate pharmaceutical alternatives to existing hormone-based birth control under a new $8.3M NIH contract.
The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry publishes studies that contribute to an understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and biological activity or mode of action.
Dr. Georg selected as a STEM Research Exemplar
The Research Exemplar Project aims to identify the practices that exemplars use to lead and manage their research labs with professionalism and integrity.Read more...
Dr. Vadim Gurvich Receives Project Funding
Vadim Gurvich received funding for his project, "Support for NCATS Drug Substance Development and Manufacture."
Dr. Vadim Gurvich and Dr. Gunda Georg Authors of the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry's Highly Read Article of 2015
Vadim Gurvich and Gunda Georg are authors of the JournalRead more...
Director, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development
Professor and Department Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry; Robert Vince Endowed Chair; McKnight Presidential Chair
Dr. Georg’s expertise includes synthetic medicinal agents, natural products chemistry, and the development of new synthetic methods. She is the co-inventor of Lusedra® and several other drug candidates, as well as the co-founder of ProQuest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now a part of Eisai Pharmaceuticals). The ITDD core directors have extensive academic and industrial drug discovery and development expertise. The group uses advanced research and development techniques, including high through-put screening, structure-based drug design, computer modeling, chem- and bioinformatics methods, and animal models to translate basic biomedical discoveries towards new approaches for prevention, treatment, and cures