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Postdoctoral Fellow Receives Prestigious Fellowship from Spain

Author: Gene Stowe

Blas Blazquez Castineira

 

Blas Blazquez Castineira, a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Shahriar Mobashery, has received a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship of the Government of Spain. Castineira, who came to Notre Dame in January, was one of 350 recipients among 1,500 applicants. The fellowship term begins in September.…

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Post Doc Leticia Llarrull Named a Pew Fellow in Biomedical Sciences

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Leticia Llarrull

 

Leticia Llarrull, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was named a 2008 Pew Latin American Fellow in Biomedical Sciences. Llarrull’s research in the Mobashery laboratory has applications to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which has emerged globally as an important pathogen that is resistant to all classes of commercially available beta-lactam antibiotics.  …

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Parseghian Medical Research Foundation enhances partnership with Notre Dame

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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Building on a long-standing relationship with the University of Notre Dame, the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation has strengthened its partnership with the University in order to support and advance research initiatives to find treatment options for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before or during adolescence.…

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Sensing Our World 2010: Global Health Summer Science Program

Author: Marissa Gebhard

A weeklong, all-day summer science camp designed for young students aged 11 to 14, the Sensing Our World 2010: Global Health Summer Science Camp from July 12 to 16 admitted 40 students, double the number of last years’ participants. Sponsored by the Siemens Foundation, Northern Indiana Science, Mathematics & Engineering Consortium (NISMEC), and Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), the camp awarded six scholarships with support from the College of Science and the Department of Biological Sciences.…

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Notre Dame Offers Research Experience to Students from Catholic Colleges

Author: Alex Kilpatrick

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Five students from Catholic colleges across the nation were selected as inaugural recipients of undergraduate research stipends through the Research Experience for Students at Catholic Colleges (RESACC) program to conduct research at the University of Notre Dame in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry this summer . The program, which was directed by chemistry faculty members Seth Brown and Steve Wietstock, provided a stipend of $4,000 for full-time work during the ten weeks of the program, as well as housing and research supplies.…

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Clancy Research Featured on Journal Cover

Author: Alex Kilpatrick

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James Clancy, graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences, has recently published his research in the July issue of the journal Molecular Biology of the Cell; it appears as the cover story of the journal. Clancy is advised by Crislyn D’Souza-Schorey, the Walther associate professor in biology. The article, entitled “Unregulated ARF6 Activation in Epithelial Cysts Generates Hyperactive Signaling Endosomes and Disrupts Morphogenesis,” focuses on tumor development in glandular tissues and provides new insight into the molecular processes that promote epithelial glandular disruption.…

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Science dean to ride from “Desert to Dome” to mark new Notre Dame-Parseghian Foundation partnership

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Greg and Renate Crawford

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Gregory P. Crawford, dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame, and his wife, Renate, will embark on a 2,200-mile bicycle ride this summer to mark the newly strengthened partnership between Notre Dame and the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation.

“Desert to Dome: Riding for the Lives of Children” will begin July 24 (Saturday) in Tucson, Ariz., the home of the Parseghian Foundation, and will culminate in the Crawfords’ arrival on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Ind., in August.

Notre Dame and the Parseghian Foundation last month announced an enhanced relationship formed in order to support and advance research initiatives to find treatment and cure options for Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before or during adolescence.

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Corcelli Research Featured on Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Steven Corcelli

Steven Corcelli, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, recently published his research in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters in a cover story entitled, “Molecular Dynamics Simulations of DNA Solvation Dynamics.” The article explores time-dependent Stokes shift experiments of fluorescent probe molecules incorporated into DNA, which uncovered a broad range of time scales. The article reviews the conclusions of various computational studies, more specifically a series of recent molecular dynamics simulations that have investigated the longest solvation dynamics time scales with sometimes conflicting interpretations.

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