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James comments on university science and drug discovery

The odds of finding a chemical compound that can be developed into a drug are not good, says Thomas James, PhD, chair of the UCSF School of Pharmacy's department of pharmaceutical chemistry, but those odds can be improved by university scientists.

Learn more about James' perspective on drug discovery in Science Café, a UCSF weekly column highlighting the culture, conduct, and community of science: Hard Drugs: A Conversation with Pharmaceutical Chemist Tom James.


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