Stanton McHardy is a professor of research, an associate professor of chemistry and the director the UTSA Center for Innovative Drug Discovery (CIDD). The CIDD is a joint venture between UTSA and UT Health San Antonio. It provides a diverse array of core facilities and expertise to facilitate the translation of basic scientific discoveries into tangible pre-clinical candidate drugs that can be further developed into clinical therapies for human disease. McHardy recently recipieved a nearly $4.6 million grant to design better, more effective cancer drugs through small molecule drug discovery and to provide opportunities to develop new therapeutic cancer treatment programs.
We sat down with Dr. McHardy this week to learn about new developments in drug discovery.
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