The Center for Applied Chemical Biology (CACB) at Youngstown State University (YSU) represents a Center of Excellence having highly skilled, research-active faculty and students from a variety of disciplines who are making very significant contributions to the intellectual infrastructure of Northeastern Ohio. The investigatory tools used by these investigators, which largely define the term ‘biotechnology’, not only include the traditional techniques of chemistry (biochemistry, organic chemistry, pharmacology, etc.), but also innovative genomic (gene-related) and proteomic (protein-related) approaches to dissect biological phenomena. The discoveries derived from chemical-biological investigations are applied to develop processes and materials that generate economic, sociological, and public health benefits (e.g., biomaterials, drug discovery, development of biofuels, bioremediation methods, etc.). By driving workforce development and providing broad-based technological expertise in chemical biology, the Center is a potential engine of economic development. The CACB welcomes opportunities for collaborative partnerships that are not just local or within the Cleveland-Pittsburgh TechBelt, but also those that actively engage regional, national, or international biotech ventures.
Dr. Chet Cooper
Location: Ward Beecher Science Hall Room - 3016
Email: crcooper01 AT ysu DOT edu