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Early Translation Branch (ETB)

Treatment with a compound prevents heart damage in a mouse with muscular dystrophy.
A Multipronged Approach Toward Treating DMD

Scientists discover a one-for-all approach toward lessening the symptoms of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and neurodegenerative diseases using high-throughput screening and a mouse model.

Following a Translational Science Path
Following a Translational Science Path

NCATS supports several training and career development programs that not only inspire students to become scientists but also help grow the translational science workforce. Read about one student’s journey to becoming a translational scientist.

About ETB

Find out more about how ETB experts help discover novel small molecule therapies across the spectrum of human diseases.

Scientific Capabilities

Access a collaborative team of experts in assay development, high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, informatics and drug development.

Work with ETB

Learn how to collaborate with ETB staff to pursue a drug target or screen of interest.

About ETB

Find out more about how ETB experts help discover novel small molecule therapies across the spectrum of human diseases.

Scientific Capabilities

Access a collaborative team of experts in assay development, high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry, informatics and drug development.

Work with ETB

Learn how to collaborate with ETB staff to pursue a drug target or screen of interest.

Work with Us

ETB is highly collaborative and always encourages new partnership opportunities, including projects with NIH and external researchers as well as disease foundations and biotechnology companies. Learn more about how to work with us.

Looking for a chemical probe?

ETB experts have developed many small molecule probes for further therapeutic development.