Yale Center for Molecular Discovery
The Yale Center for Molecular Discovery (YCMD) works with investigators with breakthrough ideas to help them accelerate and broaden the potential for new grants, manuscripts and future partnerships. Led by Janie Merkel, PhD, YCMD seeks to synergize existing technologies and expertise in a manner that expands the quality and breadth of services to investigators in a cost-effective manner.
Mission: To blend innovative research capabilities and practical experience to develop a nimble means to accelerate basic scientific concepts into innovative applications.
Recently, YCMDs impact increased by providing much-needed chemistry-based services, including ligand and structure based design, compound synthesis and analoging and natural product library generation. Barriers to new technology can be daunting, especially those involving sophisticated instrumentation; thus YCMD streamlines and directs the screening process for each project to maximize efficiency of all resources. Each project is tailored to meet the specific needs of the investigators.
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Craig Crews, PhD