News

Researcher discovers key to how a cell wall promotes bacterial replication

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

There are more bacteria in our mouths than the population of people on the planet, and no matter how clean our houses are, they’re brimming with various types of these micro-organisms. Still, despite bacteria’s ubiquitous influence, there’s so much that scientists do not know about them, according to University of Notre Dame chemist Shahriar Mobashery.

Read More

Chemistry major fosters solar power from Nepal to Notre Dame

Author: Naya Tadavarthy

Drysdale Jake 2 Smaller

Last summer, chemistry major Jake Drysdale studied perovskite solar cells in the Notre Dame lab of Prashant V. Kamat, worked with the Nepal-based company Gham Power to bring solar-powered water pumps to small farmers, and founded his own company, Yeti Photovoltaic, to make this technology more accessible to all.

 

 

Read More

Random connection turned into research for Notre Dame chemistry senior

Author: Ashton Weber

Clare Cahir came to Notre Dame four years ago with the intention of pursuing undergraduate research. After settling into campus for her first semester, she spent the second reaching out to several professors, searching for the right research fit. 

She initially contacted biochemistry Professor Matthew Champion, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, for information about his lab, but received a surprising response. He emailed back to tell Clare that his wife, Patricia Champion, associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was an alumna of the same small, Catholic, all-female high school in New Jersey that Clare had just graduated from. He suggested that the connection was not a coincidence and that they should work together. 

Read More

Harper Cancer Research Institute Director's Message, Winter 2020

Author: M. Sharon Stack, PhD

Collaboration is key to success at The Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), which was designed with collaboration as a foundational principle and supports cancer-focused convergence research conducted at the boundary between disciplines in science and engineering.  By design, this approach enhances innovation and augments the pace of discovery.

Read More

Stack paper featured in special journal issue on cancer research

Author: Brandi Wampler and Deanna McCool

A paper published in 2017 from M. Sharon Stack, the Anne F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, has been selected as a featured article in the special virtual issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry that highlights cancer research. 

Read More

Analytical chemistry program at Notre Dame climbs into national ranking

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

Bohn points to strategic hiring decisions, support from the University and colleges, and the contributions of AD&T— in addition to long-range thinking — as reasons the University has developed a rich and varied program in such a short time. AD&T researchers use analytical science — techniques and methods to separate, identify, and quantify molecules — to develop technologies for more personalized medicine and improved environmental monitoring.

Read More

Provost honors Brian M. Baker as member of the All-Faculty Team

Author: Ted Fox

Brian Baker 250

At every home football game, the provost recognizes a different member of the 2019 Notre Dame All-Faculty Team. The honoree for the Sept. 28 game vs. Virginia was Brian M. Baker, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

 

 

 

Read More

Brian M. Baker

Author: Ted Fox

Rev. John A. Zahm, C.S.C., Professor of Structural Biology

Brian M. Baker

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.

More About the All-Faculty Team and Professor Baker

Read More

Three Indiana research universities to collaborate with industry to solve critical measurement science challenges in new NSF-funded center

Author: Brandi Wampler

Mobashery Lab

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. 

Read More

Notre Dame announces significant growth in research funding

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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.

Read More