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Success of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in fighting dengue may be underestimated

Author: Brandi Wampler

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have conducted an analysis of the World Mosquito Program’s randomized control trial of Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes in Indonesia, looking at how excluding transmission dynamics impacted the original interpretation of the trial’s results.
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Looking back in time: Saurja DasGupta investigates the origins of life on Earth

Author: John LeSage

Saurja DasGupta, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, attempts to pull back the curtain on four-plus billion years of history to investigate the origins of life itself. “My lab is interested in studying RNA structure, function, and evolution, and how they relate to each other,” said DasGupta,...

Researchers uncover a new target in the fight against metastatic breast cancer

Author: William McManus

In the fight against metastatic cancer, harnessing a patient’s own immune system to target cancer cells has been a promising strategy. In a recent article published in Cell Metabolism, Xin Lu, the John M. and Mary Jo Boler Collegiate Associate Professor…
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Schnell joins inaugural statewide rare disease advisory council

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Santiago Schnell, William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, has been appointed to a new statewide advisory council to explore new directions for assisting patients with rare diseases in Indiana.…
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Biology Postdoc Wins Annual Lightning Talk Competition Title

Author: Samantha Keller

Postdoctoral researcher Tolulope “Kay” Kayode won the top prize in the second annual Postdoc Lightning Talk Competition on Thursday, September 21, during Postdoc Appreciation Week.  Tolulope “Kay” Kayode holds the Lightning Talk trophy   Fourteen postdoc finalists from five departments in the College of Science presented their research in "lightning...

Holly Goodson Elected as Fellow of The American Society for Cell Biology

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Holly Goodson, Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has been selected as a Fellow of The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). She joins 18 other distinguished scientists from across the globe in the 2023 cohort of fellows. Her formal recognition will take place in Boston later this year at Cell...

Researchers reveal why obesity makes ovarian cancer more deadly

Author: Brett Beasley

A new study links a high body mass index (BMI) to alterations in the structure and environment of cancerous tumors. Most women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed with the most advanced form of the disease. Less than a third of those diagnosed with the disease survive five years later. As...
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2023 Naughton Fellowships awarded to 31 students and faculty

Author: Brett Beasley

Tom Nee speaking with students before demonstrating how to shear a sheep. The University of Notre Dame’s Naughton Fellowship program has announced 31 faculty members and students as awardees in its 2023-2024 cohort. Funded by a gift from the Naughton family in 2008, Naughton Fellowships foster leadership through international partnerships...
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Notre Dame researchers invent trap for capturing and comparing individual bacterial cells

Author: Brett Beasley

A decade ago, Shrout began collaborating with Paul Bohn, the Arthur J. Schmitt Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of Notre Dame’s Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health. Bohn’s lab specializes in creating new technologies for more precise analysis of cells and molecules. Together, Bohn and Shrout began searching...
Career Awards

Seven faculty receive Early Career Awards from the National Science Foundation

Author: Brett Beasley

The Early Career Development (CAREER) awards provide support to early career faculty members who exhibit the potential to “serve as academic role models” and “lead advances in the mission of their department or organization.” Since 2014, Notre Dame faculty have earned 68 of these nationally competitive awards.
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STIR grants energize new science/engineering research projects at Notre Dame

Author: Joan Fallon

The first Seed Transformative Interdisciplinary Research (STIR) grants, announced in early 2023 by the Notre Dame College of Science and College of Engineering, have been awarded to four new research projects led by multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers. The one-year seed grants are designed to jumpstart new “high-risk, high-reward”...
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Notre Dame selected to join Association of American Universities

Author: Dennis Brown

The University of Notre Dame has been selected for inclusion in the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of the nation’s leading public and private research universities, Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., announced today.
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