During the one year anniversary of the death of Fr. Hesburgh, the College of Science recalls and appreciates the impact that he had on science at Notre Dame.
The Harper Cancer Research Institute believes in the power of collaboration to change the way we fight cancer. The greatest minds throughout the University of Notre Dame are brought together, whether its chemistry, engineering, biology, physics, mathematics or psychology, to create teams to work on cancer specific problems. Read More
Paul W. Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and concurrent professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been appointed to the editorship of Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry, the most highly cited publication in the field. Bohn, who has served four years on the journal’s international board, will serve a four-year term as co-editor.
Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disease for which there is currently no cure. NPC primarily strikes children before and during adolescence and affects one in every 150,000 children. Researchers Kasturi Haldar, the Nieuwland Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Parsons-Quinn Director of the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases in the College of Science, and Dr. Suhail Alam and Michelle Getz in the Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases used existing FDA-approved drugs in a novel approach to treatment with promising results. Read More
Graduate students from the University of Notre Dame competed as the group Certus Therapeutics, Inc. (Certus) in the 2016 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge at the University of Louisville on February 13, 2016. The competition showcases new business concepts presented by MBA and graduate students from “12 of the world’s leading entrepreneurship programs." Read More
As the celebration of the sesquicentennial of science comes to a close and the one-year anniversary of Rev. Theodore M.Hesburgh, C.S.C.’s passing approaches, the University of Notre Dame reflects on the life of Father Hesburgh and his impact on the growth and development of the sciences and scientific research at the University during his tenure and beyond Read More
The Fulbright program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. It awards a one-year postgraduate fellowship for research, study or teaching English abroad. During their fellowship, scholars will work, live and learn in their host country. Read More
Notre Dame Faculty from the Departments of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Biological Sciences have been awarded a grant from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).
Bradley Smith, Emil T. Hofman Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and a researcher in the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development Read More
The Harper Cancer Research Institute is pleased to announce the availability of funds for new pilot projects to assist new investigators who hold the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). These funds are from the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS IRG). This grant provides support for beginning investigators to enable them to initiate their independent research program. Read More
Ironically, my first attempted interview with Dr. Reginald Hill was postponed due to a mouse in his office. I arrived for our interview and was greeted by Hill and his lab members holding trash cans and flash lights attempting to trap the critter. “I promise this is not one of my mice!” said Hill. Read more... Read More
Thursday (Feb. 4) marks World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris on Feb. 4, 2000. The goals of the charter are the promotion of research to cure as well as prevent the disease, upgrades to the provided services to the patients, the sensitization of the common opinion and the mobilization of the global community against cancer. Read More
During a massive snow storm a couple years ago I received a phone call about consenting a patient. It was a young woman, newlywed, who just found out she had cancer. She was told that she had to have an immediate hysterectomy and that she would never be able to have children. It is times like these I return to my car and cry,” says Toni Page-Mayberry, Tissue Biorepository Consent Coordinator at the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), as she reflects on one of her most memorable patients. In this interview, Page-Mayberry describes her role at the Institute and what it means to donate to the tissue bank. Read More