Thad Cochran Research Center
Target Completion Date: Late 2014
The School of Pharmacy is constructing Phase II of its Thad Cochran Research Center, which will nearly double the school’s available research space. Funded by several federal grants, the new portion of the Thad Cochran Research Center will complete the two-building National Center for Natural Products Research complex. The building was first planned in the early 1990s, when pharmacy school leaders outlined facilities to house the NCNPR.
The new building will include several cutting-edge facilities such as an area for clinical trials, an expanded botanical-specimen repository, laboratories for scaling-up synthesis of naturally derived compounds and laboratories for expanding efforts to discover natural products.
During construction, parking and transportation will be affected in the area, so plan accordingly. Phase II is scheduled to be completed in late 2014.