$2 million grant revamps Chemical Screening Center
A new NIH grant will facilitate more efficient and accessible biomedical research
Erin Malsbury | UCSC.edu | July 12, 2021
A $1.9 million High-End Instrumentation Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will expedite research at the Chemical Screening Center at UC Santa Cruz.
The high-throughput screening facility helps scientists make discoveries about novel compounds. The center opened in 2007 and still has most of its original equipment. The new grant will pay for state-of-the-art instrumentation and automate more of the process.
“We’ve had a lot of exciting results,” said Scott Lokey, the Chemical Screening Center’s director and a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UC Santa Cruz. “But then the instrumentation ran its course and aged beyond its useful lifetime.”