Trainee field trip to BRITE at NCCU

Cancer Cell Biology trainees, as a part of their T32-required course, “PHCO 737: Target-based drug discovery and cancer treatment”, recently took a field trip to the Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise (BRITE) at neighboring North Carolina Central University (NCCU).  Drug discovery is a major focus of research at BRITE, where faculty member Dr. John Scott led a tour of the facility.  CCBTP had the opportunity to learn about, and to see in action, a variety of robotics tools used for drug discovery.  BRITE also hosted CCBTP for lunch, a highlight of which was the inspiring BRITE Director, Dr. Faye Calhoun, who imparted student-focused words of wisdom and advice.  Thanks, BRITE!  Students also received customized certificates documenting their team-based final class projects in which they “discovered and developed” their own [mock] targeted cancer drugs directed against real targets.  Photos of the visit can be seen below.


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