Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery News 

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Dr. Kevin Edgar, Sustainable Biomaterials
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Dr. Zhi Sheng, VTCRI
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Dr. Webster Santos, Chemistry

Kevin Edgar, VTCDD member, professor in the department of Sustainable Biomaterials, and associate dean of VT's graduate school, has received two grants from the NSF to study new ways to use plant and woody polymers to improve medical drug delivery and solubility. This research is a collaborative project with Lynne Taylor at Purdue Univ.  Read More

Zhi Sheng, VTCDD member and assistant professor at the VT Carilion Research Institute has discovered that a gene involved in the body's sleep cycle is a potential target for therapies to help patients with a deadly form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma.  Read More


Webster Santos, VTCDD member in the department of Chemistry, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Virginia has received funding to fight a type of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.  Read More 

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Dr. Kevin Edgar

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  • To advance the growth and stature of drug discovery and delivery research at Virginia Tech
  • To assist Virginia Tech faculty members initiate basic and applied drug discovery and delivery research
  • To foster a dynamic environment that promotes the recruitment of high quality faculty and students
  • To vigorously pursue continuing education and economic growth through outreach activities with industry and government agencies.