Center for Drug Discovery and Innovation

Protein Production Core

Protein Production Core


Protein production, a combined CDDI and USF College of Medicine core, is a significant bottleneck in early phase drug discovery. Two laboratories serve this mission housed in CDDI and COM under the direction of a core director. The production laboratories are fully equipped and staffed to help the researcher produce proteins in bacteria, yeast or insect cells. Whether the protein is hopelessly insoluble or difficult to produce in quantity the core staff is ready to work with individuals to turn failure into success.


Expression Vector Construction

Protein Expression

Solubility Optimization

Protein Purification

Protein Characterization

Major Equipment and Instrumentation


The core offers both training and production services to our users. We provide theoretical session and hands-on practice, covering all the services. Once trained, users can significantly lower their cost and bring the knowledge back to their own labs.


Date and time: Saturday Jan 26, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Capacity: 8 students / class
Location: Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDRB) room 302 & 319,
3720 Spectrum Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33612


Location and Contact Information

Interdisciplinary Research (IDR) Building
3720 Spectrum Blvd., Suite 303
Tampa, Florida 33612
P: (813) 974-0274