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Lieberman Lab partners with blockchain-based platform to track real-time chain-of-custody throughout pharmaceutical supply chain

Author: College of Science

Professor Marya Lieberman and the Distributed Pharmaceutical Analysis Lab (DPAL) at the University of Notre Dame today announced a partnership with ARTiFACTS, creator of the world’s first blockchain-based platform for scientific and academic research, to develop a prototype solution for tracking pharmaceutical chain-of-custody information in real-time using distributed ledger technology. Working with ARTiFACTS, DPAL will record all physical handling and research metadata starting from the point-of-purchase of prescription drugs and sustained throughout the testing, analysis and reporting requirements. 

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Clark awarded NIH Pioneer Award, the first in Indiana

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

Patricia L. Clark, the John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, has received a prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. These awards are given to exceptionally creative scientists advancing high-risk, high-impact research. Clark is the first researcher in Indiana to receive this distinguished award since the program’s inception in 2004.

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Integrated Imaging Facility at Notre Dame

Author: Brandi Wampler

At the University of Notre Dame, the Integrated Imaging Facility is a state-of-the-art research core facility that consolidates the University's imaging capacity and augments it with powerful new imaging modalities.

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University of Notre Dame announces new associate vice president for research development

Author: Joanne Fahey

Patricia L. Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Chemistry and director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility, has been named an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1, 2021. Clark will be responsible for research development, including assisting faculty in developing a successful research portfolio, collaborating with federal and military research agency advisors, and leading a team of proposal development specialists.

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2021 Faculty Promotions

Author: Rebecca Hicks

The department is pleased to announce the promotion of S. Alex Kandel to Professor and Brian Baker to Endowed Professor.

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Two Chemistry & Biochemistry Faculty Members Honored with Joyce Teaching Awards

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Seth Brown
Prof. Seth Brown
Slavi Sevov
Prof. Slavi Sevov

Professors Seth Brown and Slavi Sevov have been selected as recipients of the 2021 Rev. Edmund P. Joyce C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. The department is proud of their accomplishments and is grateful for their excellence in educating undergraduate students both in our department and across the university.…

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Two Notre Dame graduate students receive DOE fellowships focused on clean nuclear energy

Author: Nina Welding

 
 
Teagan Frances

Teagan Sweet and Frances Zengotita have received graduate fellowships from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through the Office of Nuclear Energy’s Integrated University Program.

The fellowships support graduate studies, research, and an internship at a DOE National Laboratory or other approved research facility. A total of 31 fellowships were awarded nationwide.…

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Graduate Students Win National Awards

Author: Rebecca Hicks

The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry would like to congratulate graduate students Ansley Nemeth and McKenze Moss on their recent selection for national awards.

 
Nemeth
Ansley Nemeth

Ansley Nemeth is a third-year graduate student working in the laboratory of Christian Melander, George & Winifred Clark Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Nemeth has been chosen as one of only four recipients of the 2021 American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry Predoctoral Fellowship, which is sponsored by Genentech. Her research focuses on finding ways to address antibiotic resistance, particularly for Klebsiella pneumoniae.

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32 students and alumni earn NSF fellowships or honorable mentions

Author: Erin Blasko

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded scholarships to 22 University of Notre Dame students and alumni as part of the 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with an additional 10 students and alumni singled out for honorable mention for the award.

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Researchers find evidence of protein folding at site of intracellular droplets

Author: Jessica Sieff

In a study published in the journal Chemical Science, researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that elevated concentrations of proteins within the droplets triggered a folding event, increasing the potential for protein aggregation — or misfolding — which has been linked to neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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