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December 9th, 2016 Philadelphia, PA - The Chemspec Golf Outing is held annually to raise money to support research and educational activities at colleges and universities.  This year, Chemspec donated $18,000 to the Moulder Center's scholarship fund during a ceremony held at Temple University School of Pharmacy.


Praeventix LLC, a biotech start-up company based on science developed at the Moulder Center was awarded "Best University Startups 2016” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer at its University Startups Demo Day event on September 20, 2016.

Philadelphia, PA May 26, 2016 - Dr. Salim Merali has been awarded an NIH RO3 grant entitled: “Activators of Nrf2 Translation in Alzheimer’s Disease “ in the amount of $156,000 for a period of two years. Dr. Carlos Barrero, another Moulder Centerr faculty member, is a Co-Investigator on this grant.

Philadelphia, PA - Temple University School of Pharmacy held its annual Research Recognition Day event on February 19th, 2016. Aisha Alashmawy, a Moulder Center PhD student studying medicinal chemistry, won 1st place in the gradaute student poster competition for her poster entitled "Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of quinazoline scaffoled as novel PI3K alpha/mTOR dual inhibitors."

Philadelphia, PA December 14, 2015 - NTSAD congratulates Marlene Jacobson, PhD, awardee of the 2015 Million Dollar Bike Ride grant made on behalf of Team NTSAD for her proposal entitled "Patient-Derived Phenotypic Assay to Discover Treatments for Tay-Sachs Disease."

Philadelphia, PA September 17, 2015 - Dr. Benjamin E Blass and Dr. Daniel J Canney were awarded an NIH STTR grant in partnership with Cognition Therapeutics of Pittsburgh, PA. The 1 year, $298,527 program entitled "Novel sigma-2 receptor modulators for the treatment of cognitive dysfunction" will allow then to expand their effort to develop novel therapies for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Philadelphia, PA September 9th, 2015: Dr. Salim Merali (Moulder Center for Drug Discovery Research), Dr. Gunther Boden (Temple University Medical School) and their colleagues demonstrated that excessive caloric intake causes rapid onset of oxidative stress, GLUT4 carbonylation, and insulin resistance in healthy men.  Their findings were published in the internationally recognized journal Science Translational Medicine.




Philadelphia, PA July 15, 2015 - Dr. Oscar Perez, research assistant professor, has received an RO3 NIH Award for 3 years, totaling $552,240 to study Turning on Nrf2 Translation for Chronic Liver Disease

Philadelphia, PA April 27, 2015 - Basic Principles of Drug Discovery and Development, a new textbook written by Dr. Benjamin E Blass and published by Academic Press, presents the multifaceted process of identifying a new drug in the modern era, providing comprehensive explanations of enabling technologies such as high throughput screening, structure based drug design, molecular modeling, pharmaceutical profiling, and translational medicine, all areas that have become critical steps in the successful development of marketable therapeutics.

March 25, 2015 - Dr. Carlos Barrero, a member of the Moulder Cetner for Drug Discovery Research, has been awarded a $300K grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI).  Over the course of this three year program, Dr. Barrero will be studying targeting Histone 3.3 receptors as a novel approach to the prevention of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) progression.


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