20.201 Fundamentals of Drug Development


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Addresses the scientific basis for the development of new drugs. First half of term begins with an overview of the drug discovery process, followed by fundamental principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism, and the mechanisms by which drugs cause therapeutic and toxic responses. Second half applies principles to case studies and literature discussions of current problems with specific drugs, drug classes, and therapeutic targets.

This class has no prerequisites.

20.201 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by P. C. Dedon, M. A. Murcko and R. Sasisekharan.

Lecture occurs 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-614.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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