Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (CMADP)
An NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
The development of new enabling technologies is critical to improving our understanding and treatment of disease. The Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways (CMADP), an NIH Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), brings together junior and senior faculty from the physical, biological, and pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Kansas and other academic institutions in Kansas to conduct multidisciplinary research to develop and implement cutting-edge technologies for elucidating the genetic, chemical, and physical mechanisms of biological processes involved in disease.
The scientific emphasis of the Center is on the creation and implementation of enabling technologies that can be employed to identify new therapeutic targets. This includes state of the art methods for gene sequencing, the genetic manipulation of model organisms, custom fluorescent molecular probes for monitoring physiological processes in model organisms, and microfluidic systems for manipulation and monitoring of biochemical pathways.
CMADP takes advantage of existing and evolving expertise in the fields of bioanalytical chemistry, genomics and molecular design at the University of Kansas (KU) and Kansas State University (KSU). The PI, Co-Investigators, project investigators, core leaders, mentors, and members of the internal advisory committee represent five academic departments, three Colleges and Schools, and two Research Centers at KU. The departments of Molecular Biosciences and Chemistry at KSU are also represented by members of the steering committees for Cores B and D. The senior faculty members in these departments, schools and centers have a long history of research collaborations and cross-training of graduate students and post-doctoral associates.
Research reported in this Web site was supported by an Institutional Development Award (IDeA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number P20GM103638-02. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.