The Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance (ADDA) is a collaboration between the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine and Southern Research (SR), with the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB being crucial contributors to its inception.

ADDA's objective is to facilitate drug discovery and development utilizing the resources that exist at the two institutions. These resources include molecular target identification, high through-put screening, three dimensional structure of targets, iterative medicinal chemistry advanced with in silico screening, preclinical toxicology and absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) analysis. Successful compounds for which proof of principle data exist may be advanced into Phase I clinical trials. The ADDA funds pilot projects that are at different stages of the drug discovery and development process, and provides an umbrella of services tailored to the needs of each faculty member and each project.

To stay updated about ADDA activities and funding opportunities, you can request to be added to ADDA's email distribution list.

Feel free to download a graph depicting our current project pipeline.

For any questions, please contact us:

Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance
Phone: 205-934-2973
Mailing address:
CHB 303; 1600 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233