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High School Teachers Gain Research Experience at Notre Dame

High School Teachers Gain Research Experience at Notre Dame

  High school teachers who participated in the 2010 Research Experience for Teachers (RET) at Notre Dame presented their work to each other and participating high school students in the Jordan Hall of Science on July 30. The students gave poster presentations on their work. RET brings teachers to campus...

Notre Dame biologist believes Florida dengue cases merit close attention

Notre Dame biologist believes Florida dengue cases merit close attention

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report presents evidence that dengue fever, largely absent from the United States for decades, has reemerged in Florida. David Severson, a University of Notre Dame biologist and director of the University’s Eck Institute for Global Health…

Postdoctoral Fellow Receives Prestigious Fellowship from Spain

Postdoctoral Fellow Receives Prestigious Fellowship from Spain

  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.…

Post Doc Leticia Llarrull Named a Pew Fellow in Biomedical Sciences

Post Doc Leticia Llarrull Named a Pew Fellow in Biomedical Sciences

  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...

Parseghian Medical Research Foundation enhances partnership with Notre Dame

Parseghian Medical Research Foundation enhances partnership with Notre Dame

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...

Sensing Our World 2010: Global Health Summer Science Program

Sensing Our World 2010: Global Health Summer Science Program

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...

Notre Dame Offers Research Experience to Students from Catholic Colleges

Notre Dame Offers Research Experience to Students from Catholic Colleges

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...

Clancy Research Featured on Journal Cover

Clancy Research Featured on Journal Cover

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,...

Corcelli Research Featured on Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

Corcelli Research Featured on Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters

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,...

Desert to Dome: Riding for the Lives of Children

Desert to Dome: Riding for the Lives of Children

Dean Gregory Crawford and his wife Renate are riding for the lives of children with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease, an extremely rare and deadly neurodegenerative disease that primarily strikes children before or during adolescence.  The Crawfords will be riding their bicycles 2,200 miles over 30 days from Tucson, Arizona—home...

Podcast: Patrick Shirey Talks About Influencing Policy Makers

Podcast: Patrick Shirey Talks About Influencing Policy Makers

Patrick Shirey, a graduate student in the Department of Biological Sciences and a GLOBES Fellow, was one of three winners of the 2010 Graduate Student Policy Award from the Ecological Society of America.  The Ecological Society of America produced apodcast…

Scheidt Serves as NIH Committee Member

Scheidt Serves as NIH Committee Member

Robert Scheidt, the William K. Warren Foundation Chair in Science and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the Macromolecular Structure and Function A Study Section of the Department of Health and Human Services beginning July 1, 2010 and continuing through June...

Ann Weber ’82 wins Scarborough Memorial Award

Ann Weber ’82 wins Scarborough Memorial Award

  Ann Weber, who earned a degree in Chemistry from Notre Dame in 1982, has won the Robert M. Scarborough Memorial Award for Excellence in Medicinal Chemistry from the American Chemical Society Division of Medicinal Chemistry. Weber is vice president for discovery and preclinical sciences and head of discovery chemistry...

Aprahamian Named Freimann Professor of Physics

Aprahamian Named Freimann Professor of Physics

Ani Aprahamian, professor of physics, has been named the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics.    Aprahamian is an internationally esteemed experimental nuclear physicist with more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. She has presented over 130 invited talks around the world, and has served on a number of committees and panels ranging from...

Hildreth receives 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award

Hildreth receives 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award

Michael Hildreth, professor of physics, was the recipient of the 2010 Thomas P. Madden Award given by the First Year of Studies at the President’s Awards dinner. Hildreth has built a reputation for excellence in both teaching and research during his 11 years at Notre Dame, having spent most of...

Paul Helquist receives Notre Dame Faculty Award

Paul Helquist receives Notre Dame Faculty Award

Paul Helquist, professor and associate chair in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was honored with the University of Notre Dame 2010 Faculty Award at the annual President's Dinner held May 18. The Faculty Award singles out that faculty member who, in the opinion of his or her colleagues, has...

College of Science Leads in Bike to Work Week

College of Science Leads in Bike to Work Week

Team Notre Dame College of Science has the most members (75) of all the teams in the Michiana Bike to Work Week. Goshen College is in the second place with 60 members. The College of Science’s total mileage is in second place, behind Bosch Breakaways, who won last year’s corporate...

Kolata Receives NSF Award

Kolata Receives NSF Award

James Kolata, professor of physics, was recently awarded a new, 3-year award of $1,135,000 for his project "Nuclear Reaction and Structure Studies with Radioactive and Stable Beams" from the National Science Foundation. This project is a collaboration between physicists at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan....

Notre Dame researchers on team with breakthrough matter-antimatter discovery

Notre Dame researchers on team with breakthrough matter-antimatter discovery

The DZero group, which includes Notre Dame researchers at the Fermi National Accelerator Lab near Chicago, has announced the discovery of evidence that could explain the predominance of matter over antimatter in the universe. The team found evidence for unexpectedly significant violation of matter-antimatter symmetry in the behavior of particles...

Mobashery lab solves structure of the membrane-anchor domain of a protein with NMR facility

Mobashery lab solves structure of the membrane-anchor domain of a protein with NMR facility

The Lizzadro Magnetic Resonance Research Center operates seven different nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometers to support research at the University of Notre Dame in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and related fields. Shahriar Mobashery's research group would not have been able to accomplish such breakthrough work without this facility and the...

Zhao Receives CRC Award

Zhao Receives CRC Award

University of Notre Dame physics graduate student Xinghai Zhao is the winner of the 2010 Center for Research Computing award for Computational Sciences and Visualization. This prestigious award consists of a plaque and a check for $1,000. Zhao is receiving this honor for his novel simulations on the formation and...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Aids in Drug Design

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Aids in Drug Design

A new study by a team of researchers led by Jeffrey Peng, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, is using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), to move drug design into groundbreaking consideration of the dynamic flexibility of drugs and their targets.…

Alumnus Patrick Brown Receives Hertz Fellowship

Alumnus Patrick Brown Receives Hertz Fellowship

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a leading national non-profit aimed at driving young applied scientists and engineers to innovation, has provided more than 1,070 of these promising young minds with generous PhD fellowships to support their doctoral research. Recent alumnus Patrick Brown, has received one of these accommodating fellowships...

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Richard Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry who also serves as the associate dean for research, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the “Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Pyran and Spiroketal Structural Units.” The $1,480,000 grant enables the further development of synthetic methods recently discovered...

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Taylor Receives $1.4M NIH Grant

Richard Taylor, professor of chemistry and biochemistry who also serves as the associate dean for research, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the “Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Pyran and Spiroketal Structural Units.” The $1,480,000 grant enables the further development of synthetic methods recently discovered...

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

A group of researchers from the Notre Dame physics department, led by John LoSecco, professor of physics, has just joined the long baseline neutrino experiment, LBNE. LBNE is a joint research project between the National Science Foundation’s DUSEL underground lab and the Department of Energy’s Fermilab accelerator. The goal of...

Six Students Receive Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowships

Six Students Receive Genomics and Bioinformatics Fellowships

The Genomics, Disease Ecology and Global Health Strategic Research Initiative Program and the Eck Institute for Global Health have awarded six graduate student fellowships in the areas of Genomics and Bioinformatics for the 2010-2011 academic year. These one-year awards allow graduate students in the College of Science and the College...

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

Physicists Join Long Baseline Neutrino Experiment

  A group of researchers from the Notre Dame physics department, led by John LoSecco, professor of physics, has just joined the long baseline neutrino experiment, LBNE. LBNE is a joint research project between the National Science Foundation’s DUSEL underground lab and the Department of Energy’s Fermilab accelerator. The goal...