QB3 Drug Discovery

Investigator: Michelle Arkin, PhD
Sponsor: J. David Gladstone Institutes

Location(s): United States


The Small Molecule Discovery Center (SMDC), in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, UCSF School of Pharmacy, collaborates with academics, government labs, and pharmaceutical companies to develop unique chemical probes and leads for important targets that address unmet medical needs.

The UCSF Mission Bay campus, located along the eastern edge of San Francisco, is the perfect location for the SMDC to execute its mission. It is home to several institutes for biomedical research, including the Cardiovascular Research Institute, the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Cancer Center, and the Gladstone Institutes. The SMDC is affiliated with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (qb3), whose mission is to facilitate interdisciplinary and applied research, support the formation of new science-based companies, and encourage academic-industrial partnerships.