Prashant Kamat, the Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C. Professor of Science has earned a Hersch-index (h-index) over 100, an achievement attained only by the best and most accomplished scientists.
Francis Castellino, Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry, has been selected to receive the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Distinguished Alumnus Award for Achievement. He was selected for his career of service leadership and contributions to medicine and will be formally recognized by the university in June 2014.
A team of Notre Dame graduate students from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has been selected as the 2015 Spring American Chemical Society Graduate Student Symposium Planning Committee (ACS GSSPC). They will organize a day-long symposium entitled Biocatalysis: Creating a Sustainable Future…
Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has accepted an invitation to serve as Vice-Chair of the Graduate Education Advisory Board (GEAB) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Corcelli has been a member of the GEAB since 2012.…
The University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago are joining forces in a multidisciplinary cancer research collaboration.
The goal of the alliance is to provide direct support for revolutionary new cancer research, with the ultimate objective of making cancer a more manageable, and potentially curable, disease.
Rudolph M. Navari, M.D., Ph.D., FACP, adjunct professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame and associate dean and director of the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), has accepted a position with the World Health Organization (WHO) to serve as the director of the Cancer Care Program in Eastern Europe. His new role will begin in April 2014.
Brad Smith, the Emil T. Hofman Professor of Science in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been named associate editor of Bioconjugate Chemistry, a journal published by the American Chemical Society. The journal focuses on research relevant to all aspects of conjugation chemistry and biochemistry, including the preparation, characterization, and properties of molecular conjugates. His term as associate editor will begin January 1, 2014.
This past summer, four University of Notre Dame graduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry attended the prestigious Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings. In its 63rd year, the Lindau meetings bring together Nobel Laureates with young researchers to “educate, inspire, and connect.”
New research from a team led by Shahriar Mobashery, Navari Family Chair in Life Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, offers an insight into cell wall recycling and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an important human pathogen. The research provides a road map for how the post-genomic analyses of biochemical processes will take place to elucidate important metabolic processes.
University of Notre Dame researchers have, for the first time, identified the enzymes that are detrimental to diabetic wound healing and those that are beneficial to repair the wound.
There are currently no therapeutics for diabetic wound healing. The current standard of care is palliative to keep the wound clean and free of infection. In the United States, 66,000 diabetic individuals each year undergo lower-limb amputations due to wounds that failed to heal.
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, which includes the University of Notre Dame as a member, has received a nearly $30 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue its mission of accelerating research discoveries across Indiana and beyond.
Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and concurrent professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, was named President-elect of the Gibbs Society of Biological Thermodynamics at the society's 27th annual meeting in October. Clark’s term as president will begin in October 2014.
Recently Prashant V. Kamat, the Rev. John A Zahm C.S.C. Professor of Science, gave a presentation on low-cost solar-cell alternatives at the annual American Chemical Society meeting in Indianapolis.
Scientists have been searching for ways to make low-cost solar cells—photovoltaic devices that convert light to electricity. Solar-cell technology isn’t new, but the high cost of producing the technology makes it difficult for wide use.…
University of Notre Dame researchers Shahriar Mobashery, Mayland Chang, their team members, and their collaborators in Spain have published research results this week that show how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) regulates the critical crosslinking of its cell wall in the face of beta-lactam antibiotics.
The work, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals the mechanistic basis for how the MRSA bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50 years, in which time it spread rapidly across the world.
Five College of Science researchers presented five-minute elevator pitches on their products to the Science Council on Sept. 28, showcasing the Innovation Postdoc program that helps move research discovery closer to commercial production.
Breast cancer is a major health problem worldwide, and the incidence of the disease is rising across Africa. A new joint research effort between Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health and Harper Cancer Research Institute and a Kenyan doctoral student from Moi University is examining the unique manifestation of breast cancer in Kenya.
Patricia L. Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has received a $3.8M award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead a pioneering model of collaboration that draws together seven institutions, eight co-PIs and six postdoctoral associates to study macromolecular interactions in living cells. Norm Dovichi, the Grace-Rupley Professor of Chemistry, is also a PI, focusing on separations and single molecule detection. Matthew Champion, a Research Assistant Professor in the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility, will serve as deputy director of the team.…
Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, and her collaborators have recently published results that show the effectiveness of an inexpensive paper test card that could fundamentally change the balance of power between pharmaceutical buyers and sellers in the developing world.…
Renee Bouley, a third year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been selected to receive a prestigious American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship. Bouley is one of only four recipients chosen for the 2013-2014 cycle.
This award supports doctoral candidates working in the area of medicinal chemistry who have demonstrated superior achievements as graduate students and who show potential for future work as independent investigators. These fellowships have been awarded annually since 1991 and include one year stipend support and an invitation to present the fellow's research results at a special awards session at the ACS National Meeting.…