BDCI is a synergistic network of Emory researchers working at the critical intersection of chemistry, biology, and human health - towards both innovate scientific discovery as well as training the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists.

Who We Are

Biological Discovery through Chemical Innovation (BDCI) is a robust and synergistic network of Emory researchers working at the key intersection of chemistry, biology, and human health. This collaborative and cross-disciplinary network provides a rich environment in which we can both accelerate the development of the next generation of research tools, safe and effective drugs, and diagnostic agents, as well as train the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers.

Huw Davies, PhD

Co-Director, BDCI Initiative
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Chemistry
Emory University College of Arts & Sciences
Director, NSF Center for Selective C-H Functionalization

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Haian Fu, PhD

Co-Director, BDCI Initiative
Professor and Chair of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
Director, Emory Chemical Biology Discovery Center (ECBDC)
Associate Dean for Innovation and International Strategies, Emory School of Medicine
Co-Leader, Discovery and Development Therapeutics Program (DDT), Winship Cancer Institute

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Callie Wigington, PhD

Managing Director, BDCI Initiative, Emory University

What We Do

BDCI serves as a "hub" for interdisciplinary researchers at Emory by providing a number of resources and opportunities to Emory faculty, trainees, and staff.

BDCI Hub Model

Events & programming

Present regular, focused scientific programming.

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Seed & foster cross-disciplinary collaborations.

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Seed Funding

Provide pilot funding to accelerate innovative team science projects.

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Trainee Development

Opportunities and resources to enhance the career and professional development of BDCI trainees

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Membership & Leadership

Create networking and professional development opportunities for Emory

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Resources & Infrastructure

Invest in strategic infrastructure and resources.

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