Eck Institute for Global Health faculty, Sharon Stack, shares some of her background, research interests, and her unusual family pets. Stack is currently the Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute and Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame.
Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Structural Biology
At every home football game, the provost will recognize a different member of the 2019 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team. The honoree for the Sept. 28 game vs. Virginia was Brian M. Baker from the College of Science.
Powering everything from the development of new drugs and medical devices to the detection of dangerous chemicals, measurement science is a multi-billion-dollar industry that is key to both U.S. and international economies. With a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana University, and Purdue University have formed a new center that will work to solve ongoing and emerging industry-relevant challenges in measurement science.
Olaf Wiest, professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, will direct The Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis (C-CAS). “This will significantly accelerate progress in drug discovery and materials science where such molecules are critical to fundamental research,” Wiest said.
Researchers from Notre Dame have received $180.6 million in research funding for fiscal year 2019—$100 million more than 10 years ago and a more than 27 percent increase from last year. The awards received support a broad range of projects that tackle globally significant issues, including vector-borne diseases, cancer, psychology, nanotechnology, hypersonics and much more.
Advanced aging is a key risk factor for developing most cancers, including ovarian cancer. With a new award from the National Institutes of Health, researchers from the University of Notre Dame, the National Institute on Aging, and the National Cancer Institute will explore why age is significant in developing ovarian cancer, and how it can negatively affect tumor growth and patient survival.
University of Notre Dame biophysicist Patricia Clark was the guest editor for a special July edition of the journal Protein Science, which focuses on proteins in the cell.
Eight Notre Dame students, all sophomores, have been awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad during the 2019-20 academic year, a record number for the University for a single application cycle.
Striving for safety should be part of the regular culture in chemistry laboratories, professors say, and a new program at the University of Notre Dame is solidifying that mindset.
Christian Melander, the George & Winifred Clark Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, believes there may not be a university more invested in antibiotic research within the chemistry field than Notre Dame is.
Three graduate students from Notre Dame have received fellowships from Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics. Each fellowship recipient will spend their summer conducting research at Notre Dame that aims to combat disease or promote health.
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, offering grants to research, study and teach abroad.
Mariette Quinn, administrative assistant for graduate studies in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, is the 2019 recipient of the Graduate Administrative Staff Member Award. This award, given by the Graduate School, is presented yearly to a staff member who has had a significant positive impact on his or her department’s graduate program.
Three graduate students from the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships from Advanced Diagnostics and Therapeutics, including the Leiva Graduate Fellowship in Precision Medicine and the inaugural O’Brien Family Endowment for Excellence Fellowship.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the winners of its 2019 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with 14 University of Notre Dame students and alumni winning the highly coveted award and another 12 receiving honorable mentions.
Summer research is underway for the students awarded fellowships from Notre Dame’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano).
Building a close-knit scientific research community at Notre Dame is one of the reasons the College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) is so popular, according to Xuemin (Sheryl) Lu, director of undergraduate research.