Research and Training Clusters

Structural Biology & Biophysics

Biophysics & Structural Biology

Researchers in structural biology and biophysics study the structures, dynamics, architecture, and physical behavior of biological molecules and biomolecular assemblies using complementary physical, biochemical, and computational techniques.

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Genomics & Proteomics

Genomics & Proteomics

Researchers in genomics and proteomics study the organization and products of genomes, especially the functional proteins, aiming to understand biological pathways, networks, and their relationships with the information content of the cell. 

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Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology

Researchers in cancer biology perform basic and translational research relating to the detection, prevention, onset, and treatment of cancer. Expertise includes oncogenes and growth factors, cell adhesion, metastasis, tumor microenvironment, and tumor immunology.

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Immunology & Infectious Disease

Immunology & Infectious Disease

Researchers in immunology and infectious disease use cross-disciplinary approaches to investigate the mechanisms pathogen virulence, immunological responses required for control, and the interactions between host and pathogen.

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Chemical Biology & Molecular Pharmacology

Chemical Biology & Molecular Pharmacology

Researchers in chemical biology and molecular pharmacology study drug action and drug design and develop synthetic compounds to probe and control biological process.

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Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Researchers in computational biology and bioinformatics study large datasets such as sequences, microarrays, and metabolic networks, and use computational algorithms to model and understand complex biological systems. 

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Molecular, Cellular, & Developmental Biology

Cellular & Molecular Biology

Researchers in cellular and molecular biology aim to understand the functions and mechanisms of biological processes at molecular and cellular level and investigate how they contribute to cell and organism development.

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Neuroscience

Neuroscience

Researchers in neuroscience draw on intellectual traditions and technical capabilities existing in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics, to study the structures, functions, and mechanisms of the nervous system and brain.

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Eliminating barriers for advancing biomedical science

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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Littlepage Named Co-Leader of HCRI’s Tumor-Host Communication Program

Author: Dr. M. Sharon Stack

Laurie Littlepage, PhD, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry and the Campbell Family Associate Professor of Cancer Research, has been appointed as Co-Leader of the Tumor-Host Communication (THC) program, effective May 01, 2022. She replaces Siyuan Zhang, PhD, who recently joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical...
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Author: Dr. M. Sharon Stack

If you drove down Hwy 933 between the Inn at St. Mary's and Beacon Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 29, you may have spotted some workers in bright yellow vests. Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) members were busy picking up trash, hundreds of cigarette butts, and even the odd golf...
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Teachers as Scholars workshop examines cancer treatment, research

Author: Erin Blasko

Faculty with the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame hosted a workshop for local K-12 educators as part of Teachers as Scholars, a professional development program administered by the Notre Dame Office of Public Affairs. The two-day workshop, Feb. 17 and 22, focused on cancer research...

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Tue Jun 28, 2022

Junjun Zuo Dissertation Defense

Dissertation title: ”A Novel Role for Plakoglobin in Regulating Critical Stem Cell and Cancer Cell Functions Revealed By Using Pluripotent Stem Cells to Identify Embryonic Mechanisms Mediating Cancer Aggressiveness" Advisors: Athanasia Panopoulos and Zachary Schafer Contact Cheryl Schairer for Zoom link, cschaire@nd.edu…

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Yaobing Huang Oral Candidacy Exam

Title: "Using the Tubulin-like Phage Protein PhuZ to Study the Fundamental Properties of Biological Energy Utilizing Polymers" Advisor: Dr. Holly Goodson Public presentation is approximately 40-50 min, beginning at 2:00pm…