Center for Protein Therapeutics

Joseph Balthasar, PhD.

Joseph Balthasar, PhD, Director, Center for Protein Therapeutics

The Center for Protein Therapeutics (CPT) works with leading pharmaceutical companies to advance the development of next-generation protein drugs, providing improved effectiveness and convenience for users.

The CPT is a core research facility within UB’s New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (CBLS), conducting cutting-edge research and providing structured training programs in partnership with other CBLS centers.


The mission of CPT is to advance the application of pharmaceutical science to the development of protein drugs.

CPT attempts to achieve this mission through provision of structured training programs and through the conduct of leading-edge research.

Primary areas of research

  • Investigation of determinants of protein pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics 
  • Development of improved bioanalytical methods for quantification of proteins in biological samples
  • Development of improved methods for bioproduct engineering and formulation