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Holding the key to affordable biotherapeutics

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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Malcolm Fraser Jr., the University of Notre Dame’s Rev. Julius A. Nieuwland, C.S.C., Professor of Biological Sciences, is conducting research that utilizes the silkworm caterpillar’s silk gland to conduct mammalian-like protein production with the end goal of producing cost-effective biotherapeutic products, or therapeutic materials created utilizing recombinant DNA technology, that can be used to treat life-threatening and chronic diseases.

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HEP in the DVT: High school students and teachers develop a presentation of the LHC and its detectors inside a 50-foot dome theater.

Author: Chontel Syfox

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The University of Notre Dame’s NSF-funded QuarkNet program uses particle physics experiments to engage, inspire, and educate high school students, and provides

One such project is the development of a presentation of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) inside the 50-foot diameter dome of Notre Dame’s state-of-the-art Digital Visualization Theater (DVT). 

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Network physicist sheds light on Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia

Author: Gene Stowe

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Researchers comparing mouse and macaque brains have found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that enables comparisons of cortical networks between species. A new study from a researcher at the University of Notre Dame could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia.

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REU students return from Kenya trip

Author: Marya Lieberman

Students In Kenya

Muriel Mcclendon (Chicago State University), Sarah Bliese (Hamline College), and Albert Vargas (UND) spent two weeks in Eldoret and Nairobi as part of the Analytical Chemistry REU program.

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How being sick impacts a person’s behavior

Author: Sarah Craig

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Alex Perkins, Ph.D., Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Departments of Biological Sciences and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, recently published a study looking at behavior of patients with one of the most common symptoms of disease: fever.  Surprisingly, the impact of this common disease symptom on the mobility and contact patterns of an infected person is rarely studied and “seldom accounted for in mathematical models of transmission dynamics.”

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Steve Corcelli named ACS Fellow

Author: Marissa Gebhard

Steven Corcelli Named ACS Fellow

Steven Corcelli, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been selected as a member of the 2016 Fellows of the American Chemical Society. The American Chemical Society (ACS) announced the news today in Chemical & Engineering News.

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Women in Science Regional Conference to be held at Notre Dame

Author: Tiffanie Sammons

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The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) at Notre Dame is hosting the first ever Women in Science Regional Conference on Sep. 30th - Oct 1st. Graduate students will have the opportunity to network with high profile professionals from across the US, attend career development workshops and participate in research presentations. For more information on the conference, please see


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VIDEO: A legacy of support for nuclear physics at Notre Dame

Author: Joanne Fahey


The University of Notre Dame has a long legacy of excellence in nuclear physics research, beginning in 1937 with its first successful experiments accelerating particles. Since then, Notre Dame has continued to invest in nuclear physics, building a preeminent nuclear physics laboratory on campus, while also contributing to research projects and resources, such as the CASPAR project in South Dakota, FRIB at Michigan State University, and CARIBU at Argonne National Laboratory.

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Sharon Stack and Matt Ravosa, an academic couple: Researching cancer biology and evolution

Author: Carol Bradley

Matt Ravosa And Sharon Stack On Their Farm With Their Llamas

Sharon Stack and Matt Ravosa joined the University of Notre Dame in 2011, coming from positions at the University of Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. Stack is the Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) and the Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Ravosa is a professor of biology with concurrent appointments in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Anthropology.

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Notre Dame to host Great Lakes Science Boot Camp

Author: Brandi Klingerman


More than 60 science, engineering, and medical librarians from colleges across the country will come to the Great Lakes Science Boot Camp (GLSBC) at the University of Notre Dame’s Hesburgh Libraries to learn from researchers from July 13th to the 15th. The GLSBC is an opportunity for academic and medical librarians to learn about current research developments in the STEM fields so they can provide better support to faculty and graduate students.

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The Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine announces the recipients of the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Fellowships

Author: Tiffanie Sammons


Through the generosity of several donors, The Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine was able to provide summer research fellowships to six outstanding Notre Dame undergraduates this summer. These students are pursuing cutting-edge research in the College of Science, the College of Engineering, and the Harper Cancer Research Institute. “The opportunity for these bright and talented undergraduates to pursue full-time research during the summer is a valuable component of their undergraduate experience” Professor David Hyde, Director of the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine. “We are fortunate to have donors that understand and appreciate the value of undergraduate research and support our mission in this area”.

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GE Girls@Notre Dame summer camp encourages middle-school girls to pursue STEM careers

Author: William G. Gilroy

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Local sixth through ninth grade girls will spend a week on the University of Notre Dame campus beginning Monday (July 11) programming LEGO robots, creating a smart phone app, making their own lip balm and designing and testing Alka Seltzer rockets, and other activities as part of the third annual GE Girls@Notre Dame summer camp.

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Experimental in nature

Author: Jason Kelly '95

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Notre Dame’s Harper Cancer Research Institute is trying a different strategy in the fight against the disease: bringing scientists from diverse fields onto a single team.

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Collecting Compounds for the Treatment of Rare Genetic Disorders

Author: Brandi Klingerman

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As Richard Taylor completes a three-year term as associate vice president for research in June of this year, he will continue his research on drug discovery for rare genetic diseases, like NGLY1 deficiency, when he and other members of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development move into the building this summer. 

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