The goal of the Program in Structural and Chemical Biology Is to provide a molecular description and interpretation of biological processes associated with oncogenesis and tumor progression. Together, the tools of structural and chemical biology permit investigation of fundamental aspects of cancer biology, the design of small molecule probes for biological discovery, the design and synthesis of small molecule therapeutics, and development of novel molecular and cellular technologies. Program members include those with expertise in organic synthesis, chemical biology. X-ray crystallography and NMR analyses, enzymology, and modeling at the molecular level. Program members provide valuable consultation and technology to other Cancer Institute investigators who have identified molecules involved in cellular transformation, and this serves to stimulate the exchange of technology and expertise between members of the Program as well as with other members of the Cancer Institute. Program members have provided the leadership for a number of Initiatives that have markedly enhanced the technological capabilities available to the cancer community at Duke, Including the upgrade and expansion of our X-ray crystallography and NMR facility, establishment of a state-of-the-art proteomics facility, and the establishment of core facilities that provide small molecule synthetic capabilities and enable high-throughput screening of small molecule libraries. The Program includes 21 members from 6 basic and clinical departments within Duke University.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30CA014236-40
Application #
8601805
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-01-01
Budget End
2014-12-31
Support Year
40
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
$29,933
Indirect Cost
Name
Duke University
Department
Type
DUNS #
044387793
City
Durham
State
NC
Country
United States
Zip Code
27705
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