Accelerating drug discovery

to advance human health

The process

Drug Discovery


We enable high impact, translational research by supporting and facilitating drug discovery programs led by UM faculty.

We strive to be a premier center of academic drug discovery and a hub of a vibrant biosciences ecosystem.

Target Discovery



Lead Optimization

Preclinical Development

Clinical Development


Advance your drug discovery project

Explore the range of resources Michigan Drug Discovery offers, including the Drug Discovery Roadmap to guide you through every step from bench to bedside, our funding opportunities to support your work, and our partner research cores to provide scientific services and expertise.


Highlighted drug discovery projects

The University of Michigan is home to researchers advancing drug discovery in a wide variety of therapeutic areas. View a collection of our most exciting and promising projects.