Center for Molecular Innovation and Drug Discovery

Design. Create. Innovate.


Feinberg School of Medicine
The mission of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is to educate the next generation of physicians while committing to research, patient care, and community service. The school stands out among the nation’s research-intensive medical schools. With their affiliates, they provide patient care to thousands of individuals every year and play an integral part in the communities they serve.

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University is committed to being a national leader in the battle to overcome cancer. To this end, the Lurie Cancer Center is dedicated to scientific discovery, advancing medical knowledge, providing compassionate state-of-the-art cancer care, and training the next generation of clinicians and scientists.

Northwestern Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (NUCATS)
NUCATS is an integral link in Northwestern University’s clinical and translational research enterprise, accelerating translational innovation by providing research teams with consultative resources and expertise.

Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences
Weinberg is the largest of Northwestern’s schools, with more than 4,000 undergraduates, 1,000 graduate students and 600 full-time faculty members. Their college offers the best of both academic “worlds”: a nurturing liberal arts experience within the dynamic environment of a major research university.

Department of Chemistry
Northwestern University’s Department of Chemistry is a center for global excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and research in chemistry. They have a long-standing commitment to collaborative research in the fundamentals of chemistry as well as exploring multidisciplinary connections in nanotechnology, energy sciences, catalysis, life processes, biological chemistry, material science, drug development, chemical and biological engineering, and environmental science.

Integrated Molecular Structure Education and Research Center (IMSERC)
IMSERC’s mission is to further research at Northwestern by providing access to and educating students on the proper use of instrumentation needed for molecular structure characterization.

Chemistry of Life Processes Institute (CLP)
CLP was founded in 2004 with the mission of becoming one of the country’s leading centers for biomedical research. Operating under the leadership of its founding director, Dr. Thomas V. O’Halloran, it is pursuing this objective by establishing itself both as a catalyst for scientific discoveries and as a vehicle for translating those discoveries into enhanced medical treatment.

Center for Development Therapeutics (CDT)
The Center of Developmental Therapeutics (CDT) was founded in 2009 with the mission of becoming an entry portal for pre-clinical drug development. CDT now serves all clinical and basic sciences researchers in the NU community.

Developmental Therapeutics Core (DTC)
DTC provides services focused on supporting the translation of new therapeutics to the clinic. DTC supports grant applications and can act as an already established translational Core on multi-investigator U and P type grants. DTC also provides support to clinical investigators interested in advancing new compounds into clinical trials including drug assessment and clinical protocol support.

Center for Advanced Molecular Imaging (CAMI)
CAMI was created to drive interdisciplinary research bridging the gap between basic science and science-based medicine. CAMI provides a wide range of imaging instrumentation and support facilities for molecular imaging of biological events in intact organisms.  Currently available modalities include high field MRI (9.4T and 7T), whole body bioluminescence and fluorescence imaging (IVIS Spectrum), two photon confocal microscopy, and scanning probe microscopy of live cells.

Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI)
SQI Peptide Synthesis Core produces custom peptides for SQI members, NU researchers, and other local academic and commercial labs. Their facility provides expertise on the synthesis, purification and characterization of peptide-based materials.