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HST 916
Case Studies and Strategies in Drug Discovery and Development

Term: Spring

Course Director(s): Alexander Wood
Time:
M 4-6pm
Location:
MIT: 56-614
Course Website:
None
Prerequisite:
None
Restrictions:
None
MIT Units:
2-0-4 (G-Level Credit)
Harvard Units:
N/A
Aims to develop appreciation for the stages of drug discovery and development, from target identification, to the submission of preclinical and clinical data to regulatory authorities for marketing approval. Following introductory lectures on the process of drug development, students working in small teams analyze how one of four new drugs or drug candidates traversed the discovery/development landscape. For each case, an outside expert from the sponsoring drug company or pivotal clinical trial principal investigator provides guidance and critiques the teams' presentations to the class.