As a nonprofit, we're proud to have a team of more than 400 scientists working across four divisions of study from health to engineering and beyond.
Founded in 1941, Southern Research (SR) is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, scientific research organization with more than 400 scientists and engineers working across four divisions: Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Engineering, and Energy & Environment. SR supports the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, defense, aerospace, environmental, and energy industries as we work on behalf of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, major aerospace firms, utility companies, and other private and government organizations. We pursue entrepreneurial and collaborative initiatives to develop and maintain a pipeline of intellectual property and innovative technologies that positively impact real-world problems. SR is headquartered in Birmingham with additional laboratories and offices in Wilsonville, Alabama; Frederick, Maryland; and Houston, Texas.
We’ve created seven drugs that are helping win the war on cancer. More are on the way. When HIV threatened the world’s future, we helped develop a course of treatment that changed the course of history. We’re creating better ways for you to have cleaner air and water. Our technologies help men and women in uniform remain safe overseas. We’re developing methods to build energy efficient cars out of plant fiber that will get 80mpg. We are Southern Research. We’re taking on the world’s hardest problems. And solving them. This has been our mission since 1941.
Southern Research is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with nearly 400 scientists and engineers working across four divisions: Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Engineering, and Energy & Environment.
Southern Research (SR) infectious disease team is working quickly to develop drug and vaccines against newly emerging Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).