The mission of Augusta University Therapeutics Core (AUTC) is to provide an affordable on-campus service platform for the discovery of novel therapeutic targets and interventions for disease treatment. Our core facility is meticulously designed to foster the translation of basic scientific discoveries into pre-clinical drug development starting from target identification to high-throughput compound screening and biological validation. We offer tailored services that span from assay development to FDA-drug library screening, unbiased compound screening, and high-content imaging and screening to meet the diverse drug discovery needs of researchers. Our facility can empower researchers to repurpose existing FDA-approved drugs and discover new compounds for drug development, providing increased opportunities for extramural funding and patents.

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Therapeutics Core

1462 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta, GA 30912

Room CA4062

Monday - Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM


The core is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including a Biomek i7 automated liquid handler (Beckman), a PHERAstar microplate reader (BMG LabTech), and an ImageXpress® Micro Confocal High Content Imaging System (Molecular Devices), among other advanced tools.

Core equipment



photo of Qin Wang, MD, PhD, Professor

Qin Wang, MD, PhD, Professor

  • Director, AU Therapeutics Core

(706) 721-6285

photo of Shalini Saggu, PhD, Assistant Professor

Shalini Saggu, PhD, Assistant Professor

  • Manager, AU Therapeutic Core

(706) 721-7025

photo of Amy Trang, MS

Amy Trang, MS

  • Research Associate, AU Therapeutic Core