Fisher Drug Discovery Resource Center

The Fisher Drug Discovery Resource Center (DDRC) is a core shared between Weill Cornell Medicine and the Rockefeller University. The DDRC has a collection of 420,000 drug-like compounds and a staff who provide expert advice for high throughput screens, with access to automated liquid pipetting devices, and bioassay instruments for supporting drug discovery programs. The center also houses biophysical instruments for use in studies of the interactions of drugs with their targets, including surface plasmon resonance and microscale thermophoresis. The staff can advise in assay development, screening strategies, and hit validation. 

The DDRC supports the following areas:

  • developing assay cascades for drug discovery projects
  • miniaturized assay development
  • high-throughput screening
  • identifying compounds for drug discovery or biomedical research
  • measuring the kinetics and thermodynamics of biomolecular interactions

 The core is located on the RU campus in the Bronk Laboratory, Room 216. As a shared resource, it is fully available for all WCM faculty, staff, students, and fellows. Please use this link to the DDRC website and contact the staff directly for assistance.




Contact Information

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Lab Hours


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friday: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm