Darrell R. Abernethy, MD, PhD
Andrew Lawrence, PhD
Evaluation and publication of rigorous studies that support each stage of drug discovery and development are key to the mission of Pharmacology Research & Perspectives. After careful review, the papers in this virtual issue have been published in PR & P, and each provides useful and important understanding of the likelihood of success of “drugging” a potential drug target. This success is contingent on far more than a good idea, or a promising result from a molecular or cellular assay. In addition to those early discovery findings we publish studies in each step along the path to the realization of a drug that has efficacy for the treatment of human disease.