Drug Discovery Education

Scientific environment – Drug Discovery Education

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology

Dr. D. Lansing Taylor lecture for the Drug Discovery and Development module in NIH Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course.

Quantitative Systems Pharmacology – Lans Taylor

Drug Discovery – Potential of Quantitative Systems Pharmacology (QSP)

A graduate course offered every other Spring Term at Pitt open to all MS,

PhD, and MD students and advanced undergraduates.

Class: MSMPHL 2370/MSCBIO 2370

When: Monday and Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM,

Location: BSTWR 1395

Director: Dr. Mark Schurdak, Co-directors: Drs. D. Lansing Taylor, Lee McDermott, James Faeder, Timothy Lezon, Bruce Freeman, Michael Lotze, Edward Chu, David Whitcomb, and Ivet Bahar

Contact:  Shannon Granahan, granahan@pitt.edu

Course Description: Drug discovery is an interdisciplinary science that seeks to identify small molecular and/or biologic entities for therapeutic intervention, and to understand integrated biological systems and processes at the functional and molecular levels.  This comprehensive course will discuss various topics that are relevant to current approaches including fundamentals of therapeutics, traditional target-centric strategies, and preclinical and clinical drug development.  Highlighted in this course will be quantitative systems pharmacology (QSP) as a new strategy for development of precision therapies.  The course will include case studies intended to aid students in a full understanding of the drug discovery process.

Course Sections: Fundamentals of Therapeutics, Molecular Target Centric Discovery, Pre-Clinical Drug Discovery, QSP to Advance Personalized Medicine, Case Studies.

Drug Discovery Course Outline