The Center for Targeted Therapeutics (CTT) offers a program of small pilot grants to encourage the USC and MUSC-SCCP faculty to conduct research on Targeted Therapeutics, utilizing support from at least one of the CTT core facilities.
The topics for pilot grant applications include:
+ Identification and/or validation of novel molecular targets for the treatment of a disease
+ Designing/discovering new prototype drugs (of any chemical nature) acting on a defined molecular target
+ Targeted drug delivery
+ Design and laboratory testing of novel drug combinations based on the drug target’s biology
Pilot project applications are solicited once a year. All the applications undergo peer review, and the winners are selected by the External Advisory Committee. The current round of applications has been announced (Watch the News page)
The following pilot projects were funded in the first round (2014-2015):
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, USC College of Arts and Sciences.
PKR inhibitory peptides for treatment of type 2 diabetes and other chronic inflammatory conditions
Professor, Department of Drug Discovery and Biomedical Sciences, SC College of Pharmacy.
Identification and validation of KCNQ channels as novel molecular targets for the treatment of overactive bladder and urinary incontinence.
The following pilot projects were funded in the second round (2015-2016):