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Stahelin appointed to editorial board of Chemistry and Physics of Lipids

Author: Gene Stowe

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Robert Stahelin, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Indiana University School of Medicine — South Bend and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Notre Dame, has been appointed to the editorial board of the journal Chemistry and Physics of Lipids. The journal is expanding its concentration on lipids in disease and lipid signaling. Stahelin, who will review manuscripts in the field, has published more than 50 peer–reviewed articles in other journals.

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Astronomy Night Oct. 3 features refurbished historic Napoleon Telescope

Author: Marissa Gebhard

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The Napoleon Telescope, an antique instrument freshly refurbished and housed in a modern dome atop Nieuwland Science Hall, will focus on the moon and maybe Jupiter during Astronomy Night, on Oct. 3 from 8–10 p.m. (later in the week in case of clouds or rain). More modern telescopes will be set up in the North Quad. The first 300 students will receive t-shirts and doughnuts. Organizer Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, operated the Napoleon Telescope during a near approach of Mars in 2004.

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McDowell and Collins present translational research at NIH tropical disease workshop

Author: Gene Stowe

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Department of Biological Sciences faculty Mary Ann McDowell and Frank Collins recently represented Notre Dame at a National Institutes of Health workshop, "Neglected Tropical Diseases [NTDs]: Defining Opportunities to Accelerate Translational Research." McDowell and Collins presented at the session "Surveillance, Diagnostics and Genomics: Applications to development of interventions"; Collins gave the overview, while McDowell discussed vector research and genomics.

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