Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development

Virginia Commonwealth University offers an interdisciplinary course of graduate study leading to a doctoral degree for students with interests in the broad area of structural biology. The emphasis of this curriculum is on mastery of methods for the analysis of biomolecular structures and the application of these methods to solve problems of biological importance. Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. students may seek entry to the Structural Biology program with the consent of their department or school and the approval of the Structural Biology faculty. Students with backgrounds in quantitative sciences who have an interest in biological structure problems are encouraged to seek entry. Read the Director's welcome here!

Professor, Martin Safo Appointed Interim Director of the Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development

Joseph DiPiro, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, has announced that Professor Martin Safo will serve as interim director of the Institute for Structural Biology, Drug Discovery and Development, effective September 1, 2021.

Professor Safo, since 2018 has served as the Director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Structural Biology Core. He is also professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Seminar

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MAR 21

Dr. Erin B. Purcell, Assistant Professor

Old Dominion University, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Location: MCV – Larrick Student Center (Court End A - 900 Turpin Street)

"Identifying the Small Signaling Molecules that Mediate Antibiotic Tolerance in Clostridium Difficile"