Facilities

Facilities

WHERE IS THE WEAVER
LAB LOCATED?

We are located in state-of-the art laboratories in the Krembil Discovery Tower associated with the Toronto Western Hospital, which is part of the University Health Network (UHN), teaching hospitals affiliated with the University of Toronto.

We are fully equipped to perform computer-aided drug design, synthetic organic chemistry and in vitro/in vivo evaluation of drug candidates.  We have three fully equipped synthetic organic chemistry fume-hood laboratories.  We have our own in-lab mass spectrometer, 300 MHz NMR spectrometer and all the necessary chromatography equipment for compound analysis and purification.  For higher field NMR, we have ongoing access to instruments within the University Health Network and the University of Toronto, Department of Chemistry.

OUR RESEARCH IS FOCUSED ON THE USE OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY TO DESIGN AND OPTIMIZE NOVEL DRUG MOLECULES FOR THE CURATIVE TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA, WITH A FOCUS ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.