A Commitment to Positive Impact at UK and Throughout the Commonwealth

As a catalyst for lead discovery and development, our mission is to facilitate UK-based translational research and education, advance new treatments and strategies to address major health challenges in the Commonwealth, and foster pharmaceutical commercialization and economic development opportunities in Kentucky.


Mining for Microbes, Molecules and New Therapeutics

Natural Products-based Lead Discovery

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CPRI works with many talented UK investigators and the network of world-class UK Centers focused on major health disparities in the commonwealth .

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Our Team

Our scientists are the intellectual engine of CPRI and innovators in team-driven probe/lead discovery, development, and commercialization.


The Frontline in the Battle Against Addiction

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