UTHSC’s Bernd Meibohm Receives $315,651 Instrumentation Grant for Small Molecule Drug Development

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Bernd Meibohm, PhD, FCP, associate dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has received a grant totaling $315,651 from the Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

This grant will allow for the purchase of a triple quadrupole mass spectrometer as shared instrumentation for 12 NIH-supported research projects in the University of Tennessee Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine that are focused on drug discovery and development.

Targeted indications include the treatments of a variety of cancer types, tuberculosis, radiation injury, and other conditions. The instrument will be used to measure concentrations of medications in biological samples.