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Quercus Molecular Design, LLC

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Provides services to lower barriers to commercialization of academic discoveries in drug design.

Quercus Molecular Design (QMD) is a UConn-based startup specializing in the rational design of small molecules that simultaneously inhibit multiple essential protein targets to enhance potency and slow the onset of drug resistance. QMD is applying this novel multi-targeting strategy to several drug discovery projects serving anti-cancer, anti-bacteria and anti-viral indications.


Dennis Wright, PhD., Director of Chemistry,

Sandra Weller, PhD., Director of Biology,

Bradford Weller, JD., CEO & General Counsel,