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New Research Cluster at Notre Dame Accelerates Cancer Research

Author: Kallie O'Connell

With cancer affecting millions of lives each year, Notre Dame scientists are working to develop personalized cancer vaccine therapies with the help of computational modeling. The recent acquisition of a General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) compute cluster has significantly accelerated output for Notre Dame researchers. Led by Professor Brian Baker Read More

Molly Duman Scheel receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Author: Gail Hinchion Mancini

Molly Duman Scheel

Indiana University announced on Monday (Jun. 8) that Molly Duman Scheel, adjunct associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame and associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "Small Interfering RNA Larvicides for Control of Malaria Vector Mosquitoes." Read more... Read More

T-Cells: Tussling With Cancer

Author: Samaria O'Brien

Michael Cosiano is one of several undergraduates working in Dr. Brian Baker's lab. The Baker lab focuses on the biophysics and structural biology of T- cell communication, and Michael is making important contributions to this work. Immunology is an incredibly important field linked to cancer research, and by furthering our understanding of the immune system he is helping better understand cancer. Read more... Read More