Damian Young Lab


About the Lab


The Young lab research focuses on the development of chemical pathways leading to molecule that can be used to probe fundamental and disease-associated biology. His lab is pioneering new chemical and biophysical methodologies related to fragment-based drug discovery to be deployed against challenging targets in cancer. The Young Lab in interested in the following research areas:

  • Synthetic organic chemistry
  • Fragment-based drug discovery
  • Diversity-oriented synthesis
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • Chemical biology



Completed Support

Project Title: Recruitment of First-Time Tenure Track Faculty Members
Sponsor: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas
Total Award Amount: $2,000,000
Entire Award Period Covered: March 1, 2014 - March 1, 2018

Project Title: Fragment approaches to discovering small-molecule probes against challenging targets
Sponsor: Broad Institute SPARC Program
Total Award Amount: $100,000
Entire Award Period Covered: Aug. 1, 2011 - Aug. 11, 2012

Project Title: P50, Centers of Excellence in Library Development (S.L. Schreiber PI, D.W.
Young, Leader for Project 2)
Sponsor: NIH (NIGMS)
Total Award Amount: $1,250,000 (DY portion)
Entire Award Period Covered: Aug. 1, 2008 - Aug. 1, 2013