The University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative announced the recipients of its 2017 Discovery Fund awards, which provide seed funding to some of the most creative ideas being developed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators in areas of biomedical, environmental, and behavioral health.
We are delighted to welcome Dr. Arnaldo Serrano to the faculty at Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. At Notre Dame, Dr. Serrano plans to develop new nonlinear imaging techniques such as time-resolved nonlinear and multidimensional microscopies.
Richard E. Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has been named interim director of Notre Dame California. He succeeds Patrick J. Flynn, Duda Family Professor of Engineering, who served as interim director from July 2016 through June of this year. As of July 1, Flynn assumed the position of chair of the University’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Dr. Tyvette Hilliard, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Sharon Stack, Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute, has received a highly competitive 5-year K01 Research Career Development award from the NIH/NCI.
Notre Dame International is providing funding to build, sustain, and encourage academic and research collaboration with leading universities in Mexico.
When it comes to ovarian cancer, 60 percent of patients are diagnosed in stage III, meaning the cancer has already metastasized, or spread, throughout the pelvis. Additionally, between 70 and 90 percent of those patients will be diagnosed with recurrence and although recurrent ovarian cancer is treatable, it is rarely curable. These unfortunate results are partially due to the disease’s ability to spread cancer cells and therefore efficiently penetrate other organs. To better understand how metastatic ovarian cancer spreads, Notre Dame researchers at the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are evaluating the impact of ovarian cancer cell molecular composition and how these cells work together to invade surrounding tissue.
Two University of Notre Dame graduate students, Enrico Speri and Yide Zhang, have been awarded the 2017 Berry Family Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics to support their exceptional and wide-ranging research programs—which touch on aspects of biology, chemistry, and engineering—over the next academic year.
Brian Blagg, Ph.D., currently the Lester and Betty Mitscher Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas, will join the University of Notre Dame as the incoming director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development and the Charles Huisking Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, according to Mary E. Galvin, William K. Warren Dean of the College of Science.
Scientists have been aware since Watson and Crick first reported the double helix structure of DNA in 1953 that water had an important relationship with the biomolecule. But finally observing the spectroscopic signature of the column of water is a breakthrough with implications for cancer drugs and other biomedical research.
Researchers within ND Energy are thinking creatively about problems surrounding nuclear materials and are searching for solutions to reduce waste, decrease the cost of nuclear energy production, and increase efficiency and safety of the entire process.
Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor and Department Chair, was struck with an idea for potentially treating cancer when he considered the relationship between a type of treatment that was being tried on babies with blood cancers and a molecule that attacked the hepatitis-C virus in a liver transplant patient.
Chemistry graduate student Sarah Lum recently won the Young Scientist Award at the MSB 2017 conference, a gathering of scientists in the Netherlands that focuses on microscale separations and bioanalysis. The Young Scientist Award was established to recognize researchers under the age of 35 in the field who set an outstanding example for other scientists. The award specifically recognizes Lum’s work on developing new forensics technology.
Researchers have discovered a way to make influenza visible to the naked eye, by engineering dye molecules to target a specific enzyme of the virus.
The research fellowships were awarded to undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. students from the University of Notre Dame and from five universities in Ireland.
Clyde Daly, a fourth year graduate student in the lab of Steve Corcelli, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Sister Jean Lenz, O.S.F. Student Leadership Award. This award recognizes a post-baccalaureate student who has displayed leadership in promoting a diverse, inclusive community on campus for all students.
The WHO names Tuberculosis (TB) as one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide and over 95 percent of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. To improve the global health community’s understanding of TB and provide information that could help treat it, Notre Dame researchers have developed a new strain of the bacteria along with a new method to better study this deadly disease.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Tsui will be joining the faculty at Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry this summer. Dr. Tsui is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington with Prof. Daniel Gamelin, studying the surface chemistry and photophysics of doped semiconductor nanocrystals. In 2014, Dr. Tsui received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where her work focused on biomimetic multimetallic clusters, under the advisement of Prof. Theodor Agapie.…
Notre Dame Research has provided eight researchers or research groups from three Colleges and Schools with awards from the Equipment Restoration and Renewal (ERR) grant program for 2017.