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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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Keeping it Clean for Our Community

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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HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

Author: M. Sharon Stack, PhD

What happens when researchers-in-training are unable to present their data to a live audience or to see the results of work performed by their peers for over two years due to a global pandemic?  A very enthusiastic in-person conference!  The 10th Annual Cancer Research Day, held on March 21, 2022...

Notre Dame Chemistry sees rise in graduate program ranking

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool and Rebecca Hicks

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry’s graduate program at the University of Notre Dame has moved up 17 places in rankings for “Best Chemistry Programs” by U.S. News & World Report.
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Moumita Dasgupta fights disease with immunology and immunotherapy

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Moumita Dasgupta, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has enjoyed learning more about the field of immunology and immunotherapy during her time at Notre Dame.
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Champion appointed new Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science

Author: Tammi Freehling

Patricia A. Champion, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, has been appointed the inaugural Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science. In this role, Champion is responsible for creating a training curriculum for postdoctoral scholars that provides skills to help them thrive in their future careers.
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D’Souza-Schorey and Smith named as journal editors

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

“I have been a proponent of open-access publishing because of the broad and inclusive reach it engenders,” D'Souza-Schorey said. “It is important to develop a journal editorial structure that is as diverse as the research community it represents, both scientifically and demographically.”
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Harper Hall Center for Investigational Medicine dedication

Author: Dr. M. Sharon Stack

Phase I: Transforming Dust to Discovery The pathway from discovery to investigational new drug just got shorter at the Harper Cancer Research Institute.  Due to the generous benefaction of the Harper Family Foundation, the lower level of Harper Hall is undergoing a transformation from a cavernous dirt-floored shell into a...
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Notre Dame Research announces 2021 Internal Grant Awardees

Author: Joanne Fahey

Twenty-four Notre Dame researchers, along with their collaborators at partner universities, have been awarded funding through Notre Dame Research’s Internal Grants Program. Two types of grants were awarded during this cycle, the Faculty Research Support Regular Grant…
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Routine of a Cancer Cell Biologist: Zachary Schafer

Author: Zachary Schafer, Brandi Wampler, and Joanne Fahey

Zachary Schafer is a family man whose job it is to fight cancer for a living. At Notre Dame, he leads a lab studying cancer metastasis, is the Coleman Foundation Associate Professor of Cancer Biology in the College of Science, and is affiliated with multiple centers/institutes on campus, including the...
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New cell, shown to regulate heart rate, discovered at University of Notre Dame

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Researchers at the University of Notre Dame discovered a new type of cell in the heart that may help regulate heart rate, and could be an important key in understanding certain types of congenital heart defects and other diseases that involve the heart.
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Lu Receives Society for Basic Urologic Research Young Investigator Award

Author: Aviva Wulfsohn

Dr. Xin Lu, the John M. and Mary Jo Bohler Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences was one of two scientists nationwide to receive the 2021 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR). SBUR, the pre-eminent US-based urologic research society founded in 1986, annually recognizes young...
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