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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...

GM Presents Sommese with Most Valuable Colleague Award

GM Presents Sommese with Most Valuable Colleague Award

Andrew Sommese, professor in the Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, has received the 2010 Most Valuable Colleague Award from General Motors Research and Development for his work with Charles Wampler. Wampler, a GM senior researcher and adjunct professor in the department received the General Motors Research and...

Math-Philosophy Alumnus Sean Walsh Wins Gödel Research Prize Fellowship

Math-Philosophy Alumnus Sean Walsh Wins Gödel Research Prize Fellowship

Sean Walsh, who graduated from the University of Notre Dame in January with a Ph.D. in Logic and the Foundations of Mathematics, won one of five Kurt Gödel Research Prize Fellowships, two-year awards worth 100,000 Euros (about $140,000). Walsh’s project is titled “The Limits of Arithmetical Definability.” The fellowships honor...

Malcolm Fraser elected fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Malcolm Fraser elected fellow of American Academy of Microbiology

Malcolm J. Fraser, Jr., professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorary leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. The election recognizes Fraser’s long record of teaching and innovative research, especially in the fields...

Notre Dame cycling team raises money for NPC research

Notre Dame cycling team raises money for NPC research

Inspired by last summer's Desert to Dome bike ride by Greg and Renate Crawford, the Notre Dame Cycling Team will host the Midwest Collegiate Cycling Race on March 26-27, 2011 to raise money for the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation to fight Niemann Pick Type C disease.

Mana Espahbodi wins Wiech Outstanding Junior Award

Mana Espahbodi wins Wiech Outstanding Junior Award

Mana Espahbodi has received the 2011 Norbert L. Wiech Outstanding Junior Award. The award, established by Weich, a 1960 Notre Dame graduate who became a leading biochemist and drug developer, honors academic excellence and accomplishments in undergraduate research.

Jessica Hellmann named 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellow

Jessica Hellmann named 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellow

Jessica Hellmann, associate professor of biological sciences, has been named a 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellow. Hellman is among 20 mid-career academic environmental scientists named as Fellows this year. The group was selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of their exceptional scientific qualifications, demonstrated leadership ability, and strong...

Marie Forte competes in Harvard Business School Case Competition

Marie Forte competes in Harvard Business School Case Competition

Sophomore science-business major, Marie Forte recently attended the Business Today International Conference and competed in a Harvard Business School case competition in November 2010. Marie was one of 160 students to be selected from over 1,000 applicants worldwide to participate in the conference, a three-day, all-expenses-paid event held at the...

Severson invited speaker at NIH dengue conference in Puerto Rico

Severson invited speaker at NIH dengue conference in Puerto Rico

David Severson, director of the Eck Institute for Global Health and professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, was an invited speaker and co-chair of the vector biology session for a scientific meeting sponsored by the National Institute of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to explore opportunities...

Eck Institute for Global Health establishes Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture

Eck Institute for Global Health establishes Paul P. Weinstein Memorial Lecture

The Eck Institute for Global Health at the University of Notre Dame has established a lecture in honor of Paul P. Weinstein (1920 Ð 2008). Weinstein, a leading authority on parasitology, vector biology and public health, joined the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame in 1969...

Janko research featured on two journal covers

Janko research featured on two journal covers

A paper on fluorescence imaging titled, "Understanding fluorescence blinking is the first path to an imaging solution," by Boldizsar Janko’s theory group in the Department of Physics and Ken Kuno’s experimentalist group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is the cover story of Laser Focus World. Another article, "Vortex...

Pink Zone luncheon and game honors clinicians and researchers

Pink Zone luncheon and game honors clinicians and researchers

“Docs in Pink,” a Pink Zone Luncheon sponsored by the College of Science in collaboration with the Notre Dame women’s basketball team and two South Bend physicians, brought together researchers, doctors, nurses and cancer survivors to build relationships and raise money for the fight against cancer.…

Kamat named top 100 chemist

Kamat named top 100 chemist

Prashant V. Kamat, the Reverend John A. Zahm Professor of Science, has been listed among the Top 100 Chemists, based on average citations for papers published in chemistry journals since 2000. Kamat is No. 58 on the list, with an average of 64.9 citations per paper. The list was compiled...

Engbers and Shirey receive top awards at GSU Research Symposium

Engbers and Shirey receive top awards at GSU Research Symposium

John Engbers, Ph.D. student in the Department of Mathematics, received the award for best entry in the sciences at the Graduate Student Union’s 2011 Research Symposium. Engbers presented "The Typical Structure of Proper Colorings of the Discrete Hypercube." Patrick Shirey, Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological Sciences, received second...

Notre Dame biologist Pfrender plays key role in Daphnia sequencing

Notre Dame biologist Pfrender plays key role in Daphnia sequencing

University of Notre Dame biologist Michael Pfrender is the coauthor of a paper appearing today in the prestigious journal Science describing the sequencing of the species Daphnia pulex, often referred to as the water flea. Daphnia, a small freshwater crustacean, is the first crustacean to have its genome sequenced. It...

LoSecco contributes to international Double Chooz experiment

LoSecco contributes to international Double Chooz experiment

Physics Professor John LoSecco has been part of an international team on the Double Chooz experiment in France for five years, including three as software director. The experiment, aimed at better understanding fundamental properties of particles called neutrinos, recently started collecting data with its detector. The detector is slightly more...

Shirey and Lamberti call for regulation of rare plant sales

Shirey and Lamberti call for regulation of rare plant sales

People are increasingly obtaining endangered or threatened plants, often illegally, and moving them outside their native range, according to an article published today in the journal Nature by Patrick Shirey and Gary Lamberti in the department of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame.…

NDeRC forum enhances local K-12 science teaching

NDeRC forum enhances local K-12 science teaching

More than 120 K-12 teachers and administrators attended the fourth annual Notre Dame extended Research Community (NDeRC) Forum titled, “Collaborating for Education and Research” on Jan. 22 in the Jordan Hall of Science. The event offered opportunities for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educators to exchange ideas and learn...

Krchnak receives $1M grant from Czech Republic

Krchnak receives $1M grant from Czech Republic

Viktor Krchnak, a research professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry since 2003, has recently become director of a new research group at Palacky University in the Czech Republic, expanding a collaborative effort that has brought four Czech doctoral candidates to Notre Dame in recent years. The research will...

University to Offer New Master’s Degree in Global Health

University to Offer New Master’s Degree in Global Health

The University of Notre Dame will launch a master’s of science in global health degree program in fall 2011. The program will provide basic science-centric training in the emerging field of global health. The program, including classroom and experiential learning, aims to prepare students for improving human health around the...

Six College of Science faculty named AAAS Fellows

Six College of Science faculty named AAAS Fellows

Six College of Science faculty members have been named Fellows of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in honor of their efforts to advance science or its applications. They are among 503 new Fellows who will be honored at the AAAS annual meeting on February 19 in...