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Celerino (Cele) Abad-Zapatero

Adjunct Professor, Center for Biomolecular Sciences

Contact Information

900 S. Ashland Avenue (870)
Chicago, Illinois 60612

Phone: (312) 355-4105

Fax: (312) 413-9303


Lab Phone: (312) 355-4105

Research Interests

Computational concepts, methods and tools to expedite drug discovery: Ligand Efficiency Indices, AtlasCBS. Structure-Based Drug Design of anti-infective drug targets, particularly TB in collaboration with the ITR center at UIC

Teaching Interests

History of crystallography, History of Structural Biology, Structure-Based drug Design, New methods of computational chemistry to expedite drug discovery, Science and the Arts.

Intellectual Contributions


  • Abad-Zapatero C. "Optimizing Structure-Based Drug Design: Concepts, Practices and Tools". John Wiley;
  • Abad-Zapatero C. "Ligand Efficiency Indices for Drug Discovery: Towards an Atlas-Guided Paradigm". Elsevier-Academic Press; 2013.
  • Abad-Zapatero C. "Crystals and Life: A Personal Journey". La Jolla, CA: International University Line; 2002.