FIU Research Group submits US patent application

Dr. Fenfei Leng, Professor at the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department in collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Chambers from FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and Chemistry graduate student Nicole Alonso have successfully submitted a new patent application for high throughput screening assays of drugs against DNA and RNA binding proteins, the so-called “undrugable” targets. The new revolutionary FIU screening tools provide a robust method to screen compound libraries targeting regulatory DNA and RNA binding proteins considered otherwise undrugable targets. This new high throughput screening method has great potential for the discovery of novel anticancer and antibacterial drugs and biologicals.

The new revolutionary FIU screening tools provide a robust method to screen compound libraries targeting regulatory DNA and RNA binding proteins considered otherwise undrugable targets. This new high throughput screening method has great potential for the discovery of novel anticancer and antibacterial drugs and biologicals.