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Novel Drug-Discovery

Novel High-throughput Screening Platform for Drug-Discovery


We have recently developed a high-throughput, high-content screening platform and image analysis pipeline for measuring invasive capacity of cancer cells. Utilizing this platform, we have screened a library of thousands of FDA approved drug compounds to look for potential metastasis-inhibiting drugs. Although developed for studying metastatic processes, these methodologies can be easily adapted to screening biological processes that can be visualized by diverse imaging technologies.

  • Dajiang Guo, Russell Jurek, Kimberley A. Beaumont, Danae S. Sharp, Sioh-Yang Tan, Anna Mariana, Timothy W. Failes, Abigail K. Grootveld, Nayan D. Bhattacharyya, Tri Giang Phan, Greg M. Arndt, Rohit Jain, Wolfgang Weninger, Shweta Tikoo. Invasion-Block and S-MARVEL: A high-content screening and image analysis platform identifies ATM kinase as a modulator of melanoma invasion and metastasis. PNAS 2023 120 (47) e2303978120
  • Dajiang Guo, Rohit Jain, Jae Sung Hwang, Wolfgang Weninger, Kimberley A. Beaumont, Shweta Tikoo. RAB27A/Melanophilin Blocker Inhibits Melanoma Cell Motility and Invasion. J Invest Dermatol 2020, 140, 1470-1473 e1473

People involved in the project: Shweta Tikoo, Rohit Jain