Translational Research to Heal the World

In concert with state and national partners, our research goes beyond the search for cures to focus on solutions that prevent disease, improve quality of life and reduce health disparities across the United States.


Scientific Platforms

Our team drives discoveries that reduce suffering and save lives. Over our 80-year history, our teams have worked every day to discover treatments and cures for diseases like cancer, Parkinson’s and COVID-19. Some recent accomplishments include:

  • Southern Research developed seven FDA-approved cancer-fighting drugs, and we currently have three new cancer drugs in development.
  • At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, our High Throughput Screening Center sifted through tens of thousands of drugs to identify potential treatments, and our scientists helped refine the first approved treatment for COVID-19.
  • As part of our ongoing collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, we have
    eight new treatments in the pipeline for illnesses ranging from Alzheimer’s to diabetes.



High Throughput Screening


Analytical, Computational, and Medicinal Chemistry






Basic Science research


Infectious Diseases

Partner with Us

We have commercial, government, and industry partnership opportunities. Our work includes licensing patents, co-investing in furthering intellectual property, collaborating to create new intellectual property, and leveraging research to drive biotechnology product development.

Scientific Platforms News

Fort Benning Ready to Generate Renewable Electricity from Landfill Gas

Fort Benning Ready to Generate Renewable Electricity from Landfill Gas

September 8, 2011 | Southern Research

Southern Research begins year-long, in-field demonstration of new technology developed by FlexEnergy Inc. DURHAM, N. C. – Southern Research Institute today announced they have completed the installation of the Flex PowerstationTM
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Low-cost carbon fiber project advances to pilot phase

Low-cost carbon fiber project advances to pilot phase

January 24, 2018 | Southern Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Southern Research for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fibers from biomass. The DOE award will fund development of a
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Not all mosquitoes are created equally

Not all mosquitoes are created equally

May 27, 2016 | Southern Research

This may come as a surprise to some people, but there are over 3,500 different species of mosquitoes in the world. Of these, it is believed that approximately 175 can be found in the United States, two of which are known to serve as vectors for the Zika virus — the Aedes aegypti and ...
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