Collaborative Contract Research Services

Serving your drug discovery and preclinical development needs for more than 80 years.


A Proven Partner to Help Move Your Science Forward

From basic research services to advanced, GLP preclinical studies in an FDA-inspected facility, you can rely on the experts at Southern Research to support scientific discovery in a multitude of specialties.

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Meet the Experts

Corinne E.
Augelli-Szafran, Ph.D.

Vice President of Scientific Platforms

Kevin Burton, Ph.D.

Vice President of CMC & Pharmaceutical Consulting

Jennifer Pickens, Ph.D.

Director of Infectious Disease Research

Joseph Randall, Ph.D.

Director of Toxicology

Paige N. Vinson, Ph.D.

Director, High-Throughput Screening

Jay Russell, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Scientific Development

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.

Southern Research News

Coming soon to a doctor’s office near you: Access to cutting-edge research and care

March 17, 2023

By Josh Carpenter, Ph.D. Growing up in North Alabama, I remember watching movie trailers with excitement. They always ended with a deep voice that said, “opening soon in select theaters near you.” As it turns out, those openings were never “near me” since my local theater was not one ...
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Southern Research breaks ground on new biotech center and campus renovations

May 16, 2022

Birmingham, Ala. – Southern Research today broke ground on a flagship biotech center that will anchor the development of 200,000 square feet of new or renovated wet lab space for life sciences. The new facility, located on the corner of Richa...
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Building a castle for the 21st century, investing in the future of Birmingham

January 24, 2022

By Josh Carpenter, Ph.D. The coronavirus pandemic revealed healthcare heroes in our midst. I am proud to work with many of them at Southern Research. Since the pandemic began, our scientists – who have been studying viruses like COVID-19 for many years – have worked nonsto...
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