About the CDDI

When UC San Diego researchers discover the cause of a disease, they also identify new opportunities to create therapies. The Center for Drug Discovery Innovation (cDDI) helps researchers bring these opportunities to fruition by connecting promising projects with the information and capabilities needed to make real progress.

The cDDI bridges the whole campus, including Health Sciences, with its schools of pharmacy and medicine; the General Campus, with its physical sciences and school of management; the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which is a world-class center for marine natural products; and specialized units, such as the San Diego Supercomputing Center. We also link UC San Diego with other UC campuses and local nonprofit and industrial research centers.

Today, cDDI researchers are inventing technologies to accelerate the process of drug discovery, and working on treatments for cancer, heart disease, parasitic infections, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, and other unmet needs.

This builds upon several FDA approved drugs and technologies that have been disocvered at UC San Diego through the cDDI.