Translational Research: Assay Development

The identification and testing of agents acting through a particular target that may modify a disease’s course typically require a set of reliable and reproducible assays to demonstrate the efficacy, selectivity, and potency of the potential therapeutic candidate. Such assays may be used to identify hits from high throughput screening campaigns, refine peptides by molecular panning, or assess in vivo properties of agents.

NIH Funding Opportunities

PA-16-374, Assay Development and Screening to Discover Therapeutic or Imaging Agents for Diseases of Interest to the NIDDK (R01) has expired. The NIDDK is still interested in supporting this type of translational science and another potential option is to apply to the Parent R01 NOFO (PA-20-185) and consider requesting review assignment to any of CSR’s Drug Synthesis, Discovery, Disposition, and Xenobiotics study sections, or another relevant review panel. Applicants should consult the NIH/CSR study section descriptions before requesting a specific review panel.

Please reach out to one of the Staff Contacts listed below if you have any questions.

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Staff Contacts

Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases
Dr. Anna Sadusky

Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
Dr. Bonnie Burgess-Beusse

Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases
Dr. Yan Li

Last Reviewed October 2023