Cheminformatics has been defined as the science of examining the structure and function of chemicals through the use of computational analysis, statistics, and pattern recognition. A number of recent workforce studies have shown that there is a high current and unmet demand for people trained to various levels of expertise in informatics, from technicians and technical librarians to developers of new and improved methodologies and applications. Dr. Zhu’s lab is using the cheminformatics algorithms, workflows and other relevant computational tools to model chemical toxicity, ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Excretion) and other biological activities. The resulting models will be used in the regulatory chemical toxicity assessments and the CADD (Computer-Aided Drug Discovery) process. We welcome all potential collaborators and please view our major research projects.

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