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Dr. Jeremy Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant

Author: Khoa Huynh

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Dr. Jeremy Zartman, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a competitive Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA, R35) grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The MIRA program is intended to provide research support for "the nation’s highly talented and promising investigators”.  Zartman’s 5-year grant entitled Regulation and Function of Multicellular Calcium Signaling in Epithelial Growth and Regeneration will support an investigation of impaired cellular calcium signaling, prevalent in many diseases including skin diseases, Alzheimer’s, and metastatic cancer. Read More

College of Science & Engineering Joint Annual Meeting

Author: Khoa Huynh

2017 Cose Jam Grad Students Postdocs Flier

The College of Science (COS) and College of Engineering (COE) will be hosting the first-ever Joint Annual Meeting on Friday, December 8, 2017 in Jordan Hall of Science. This event will provide an interdisciplinary forum to showcase the diverse research strengths of the graduate students and postdoctoral trainees in both the COS and COE


Matthew J. Ravosa / Professor of Biological Sciences, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Anthropology 

Originally published by Khoa Huynh at on August 29, 2017. Read More

The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

Author: Brandi Klingerman

Researchers at NDnano  look two steps ahead to stand apart in a competitive field

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Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s, when the studies were mostly simulation-based and focused on computation advancements. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way. Read More

Researchers work to Unlock Clues to How Cells Move through the Body

Author: Nina Welding


A team of researchers, led by Notre Dame's Zhangli Peng and co-investigator Juan del Alamo of the University of California at San Diego, is studying the transmigration of red blood cells through inter-endothelial slits in the spleen, the narrowest point in the body through which these cells travel, to provide important clues in a variety of physiological and pathological processes and potentially impact the design of artificial organs and other biomedical devices. Read More

Slashing sweets before chemo may make treatment more effective

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Colorectal cancer patients may benefit by avoiding sweets for three days before chemotherapy and by taking a common antimalaria drug, according to new research by biochemistry doctoral student Monica Schroll.

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Schroll, Amanda Hummon, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and two others studied a two-pronged method of weakening colorectal cancer cells to improve the effectiveness of chemotherapy, Read More

New research suggests climate change could accelerate mosquito-borne disease epidemics

Author: Sarah Craig

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Bad news for humans about the spread of mosquito-borne disease as climate change continues to worsen. New research from the University of Notre Dame, recently published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, proposes a new way that climate change could contribute to mosquitos’ capacity to drive disease epidemics. As climate change continues to rise, so could the speed of epidemics of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue and Zika.    Read More

Radiation Laboratory researchers unveil neutral radicals in new process

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Researchers at the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory have devised a process to detect neutral radicals, which if more thoroughly understood can be used to improve radiotherapy to kill cancer cells or advance the manufacture of semiconductor chips, among other applications. Read More