The interest of the Molecular Medicine Lab is to monitor and modulate the effectors of disease with a diverse toolbox of molecular innovations for the advancement of medicine. Using novel strategies for controlling small molecule activity and disposition in living subjects at the sites of disease (e.g. self-assembly), novel therapeutics and imaging probes will be developed with the goal of clinical translation.
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*Authors contributed equally to this work.