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The Integrated Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at the University of Notre Dame is a cross-departmental PhD program for research and training in a range of fields in the biomedical sciences. Scientists across the campus, representing 55 different research groups, are organized into thematic Research and Training Clusters that offer students the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge biomedical research that transcends traditional departmental and disciplinary boundaries. Explore our program here, or download a brochure that describes the key aspects.

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Xin Lu Wins CTSI Young Investigator Award

Author: M. Sharon Stack, PhD

Xin Lu

Professor Xin Lu, the John M. and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, has been awarded a Young Investigator Award from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). This award provides salary support and seed funding for the period of one year, as well as access to additional pilot funding opportunities.

Lu received the award to support his work on targeting of metastatic prostate cancer using novel antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). These innovative biopharmaceuticals combine a potent “payload," consisting of a toxic drug, with a highly selective antibody that targets the payload to tumor cells Read More

Notre Dame Researcher receives Grant to study Spinal Cord Injuries

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Cody Smith 9859Professor Cody J. Smith

The Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has awarded Cody J. Smith, the Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and affiliated member of the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, a Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund (SCBIRF) grant. The aim of Smith’s work will be to understand the limiting factors of sensory nerve regeneration in spinal cord injuries with the goal of improving regeneration capacity in certain nerves. Read More