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Mark Caprio awarded the Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award for 2017

Author: Grant Johnson and Tammi Freehling

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Mark Caprio, Ph.D., associate professor of theoretical physics, associate chair, and director of graduate studies, is the recipient of the 2017 Father James L. Shilts, C.S.C./Doris and Gene Leonard Teaching Award from the College of Science. The award, presented on May 19 at the College of Science Dean’s Awards luncheon, is given for excellence in undergraduate or graduate teaching and is the highest teaching honor bestowed by the college.

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Immunotherapy team shares grand prize in McCloskey Business Plan Competition

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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The interdisciplinary team of Structured Immunity patented a new technology for the field of immunology that can increase drug efficacy to kill cancer cells, while decreasing the possibility of side effects. The start-up shared the grand prize in the McCloskey Business Plan competition in April.

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Senior science students honored at luncheon

Author: Deanna Csomo McCool

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Several graduating seniors were honored on Friday, May 19, 2017, during a luncheon in the galleria of the Jordan Hall of Science for their varied accomplishments and successes.

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Notre Dame Grad Student Chosen to Present Work at 2017 Future Fellow Research Conference

Author: Jenna Bilinski

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Alyssa Lesko, fourth-year Biology graduate student, was recently selected to present her work at the 2017 Future Fellow Research Conference (FFRC) at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Lesko will present her work on how the loss of tumor suppressor Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) and subsequently how its normal functions leads to tumorigenesis. Read more.

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Scientists reveal new and improved genome sequence of Daphnia pulex

Author: Jessica Sieff

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By understanding how they respond to toxic elements, scientists can look at how environmental changes caused by agriculture and road runoff or warming temperatures and climate change could impact populations in lakes, rivers and standing bodies of water.

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Sarah Lum wins Young Scientist Award

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

Chemistry graduate student recently won the Young Scientist Award at the MSB 2017 conference, a gathering of scientists in the Netherlands that focus on microscale separations and bioanalysis. The Young Scientist Award was established to recognize researchers under the age of 35 in the field who set an outstanding example for other scientists. The award specifically recognizes Lum’s work on developing new forensics technology.

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Glove Recycling at Jordan Hall of Science

Author: Anna Gorman

Allen Utterback, Assistant Director of Facilities for the College of Science, was at a supplier conference in 2015 when something in the corner of his eye caught his attention. 

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New Faculty Member: Emily Tsui

Author: Rebecca Hicks

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We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Tsui will be joining the faculty at Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry this summer. Dr. Tsui is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington with Prof. Daniel Gamelin, studying the surface chemistry and photophysics of doped semiconductor nanocrystals. In 2014, Dr. Tsui received her Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the California Institute of Technology, where her work focused on biomimetic multimetallic clusters, under the advisement of Prof. Theodor Agapie.…

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College of Science students and alumni receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced the winners of the 2017 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Overall, 15 Notre Dame students, affiliates, and alumni won the prestigious award. Among this decorated cohort are five current College of Science undergraduate and graduate students and four alumni.

The fellowship was designed to recognize and support outstanding graduate students for three years of study in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) who are pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in the United States.

 

 

 

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ACMS graduates offer words of wisdom to current students

Author: Sarah Cate Baker

Last Tuesday, April 3, the Applied Computational Mathematics and Statistics Department sponsored a panel of five recent ACMS graduates to return to campus and pass on advice to current majors. Students had the opportunity to ask questions about what the graduates did on campus, what they wish they would have done, and what the future of an ACMS major really looks like.…

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Research Supported by the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund Reaches Important Milestone

Author: Sean Kassen

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Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a rare, genetic, cholesterol storage disorder that is always fatal, primarily striking children before or during adolescence, and it has a long history with the Notre Dame family. In 1994, Notre Dame alumni Cindy and Michael Parseghian founded the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation after they learned that three of their four children were diagnosed with NPC disease. The foundation is named after Ara Parseghian, the legendary Notre Dame Football coach and the children’s grandfather.

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Notre Dame Astrophysicist Beers receives Distinguished Science Alumni Award from Purdue

Author: Brian Wallheimer

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Beers was honored recently by his alma mater for the work he’s done in astrophysics. Purdue’s College of Science has bestowed upon Beers one of its 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. The honor goes to one person from each of the college’s seven departments each year for “alumni whose work and achievements have made a significant difference in our communities and lives.”

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Notre Dame Professor Siyuan Zhang wins CTSI grant

Author: Cliff Djajapranata

 

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Siyuan Zhang, Nancy Dee Assistant Professor of Cancer Research, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and affiliated member of Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame, recently won a grant from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). Awarded Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities, Zhang is planning on using his funding to learn more about brain metastasis in cancer patients. The award was designed to promote the use of technologies and knowledge made available by Indiana CTSI-designed cores available at partner institutions.

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