Institute for Drug Discovery

Welcome to the Institute for Drug DiscoveryDirector’s Message

The Institute for Drug Discovery capitalizes UTMB’s world-class research in infectious disease, neuroscience, and other disciplines for therapeutics development. Through academic and industrial partnerships, we integrate the best interdisciplinary teams to discover small molecules and biologics for treatment of diseases. Our drug discovery for pandemic preparedness is empowered by the Galveston National Laboratory, the largest biosafety-level-4 facility in the world on an academic campus, and well-established pathogen models at UTMB.

We seek collaborations with academia, industry, government, and philanthropy to develop medicines to improve and extend human lives.

Pei-Yong Shi, PhD