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Physics alumnus receives Fellowship from Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Physics alumnus receives Fellowship from Woodrow Wilson Foundation

Marcus Hedahl, who graduated from Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1995, has won a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Hedahl, a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Georgetown University, is one of 21 Fellows selected from 585 applicants. His...

Dean is Dancing with Our Stars

Dean is Dancing with Our Stars

Dean Gregory Crawford is among nine local celebrities in a "Dancing with Our Stars" benefit for the Center for the Homeless in South Bend. The event pairs stars with professional dancers, and fans pay $39 a vote—the cost of supporting one guest for one day at the Center—to support their...

Shahriar Mobashery sheds new light on antibiotics and the survival of bacteria

Shahriar Mobashery sheds new light on antibiotics and the survival of bacteria

Research in the laboratory of Shahriar Mobashery in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has led to further understanding of how a bacterial cell wall cross-links, an event that penicillin and other antibiotics disrupt, a step in the maturation of a cell wall that is critical for the survival of...

Champion advises student who wins Top Young Scientist honor

Champion advises student who wins Top Young Scientist honor

Tim Trippel, a Marian High School senior who works with Matthew Champion, research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, won Top Young Scientist honors at the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair. Trippel and Champion developed a low-cost electroporator, a key component in DNA transformation. Trippel won $10,000...

College of Science faculty receive Joyce and Dockweiler awards

College of Science faculty receive Joyce and Dockweiler awards

        Five College of Science faculty members are among 20 winners of the Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Theses faculty have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Xavier Creary and Jeffrey Peng of the Department of...

Corcelli named Kavli Fellow

Corcelli named Kavli Fellow

Steven Corcelli, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, attended the 17th German-American Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium in California. His participation identifies Corcelli as a Kavli Fellow, a group that has included more than 100 National Academy of Science members and eight Nobel Prize winners since it...

Alber appointed to two editorial boards

Alber appointed to two editorial boards

Mark Alber, the Vincent J. Duncan Family Professor of Applied Mathematics and director of the Center for the Study of Biocomplexity, has been appointed to editorial boards for two prestigious journals. This year, Alber became an associate editor of PLoS Computational Biology and a member of the editorial board of theBulletin of...

Ani Aprahamian appointed to Armenia’s Expert Advisory Committee

Ani Aprahamian appointed to Armenia’s Expert Advisory Committee

Ani Aprahamian, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, has been appointed to Armenia’s Expert Advisory Committee. The committee will advise Armenia’s Minister of Economy and the director of A.I. Alikhanyan National Science Laboratory (AANL) in developing a science strategy for the laboratory, in establishing an evolving administrative structure, and...

Young researchers in Helquist lab publish research

Young researchers in Helquist lab publish research

A team of researchers in the laboratory of Paul Helquist, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was published in the American Chemical Society’s Organic Letters. The team included Asia Adams Thomas, a high school student in South Bend; Pablo Cabrera, a visiting undergraduate Guatemalan student from Regis University in Denver; Katherine...

NIH grants Patricia Clark $3.36M to study protein folding

NIH grants Patricia Clark $3.36M to study protein folding

Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, has received two NIH grants totaling $3.36 million for studies on protein folding. Clark, who has been a member of the faculty since 2001, won a $1.86 million competitive renewal of her previous five-year NIH grant for...