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The power of computational modeling to combat diseases

The power of computational modeling to combat diseases

  Alex Perkins, PhD, Eck Family Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, and a member of the Eck Institute for Global Health, is among the nation’s leading researchers in a unique and growing area within this complex field of disease control and prevention. The Perkins Lab at the...

Mark Caprio awarded the Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award for 2017

Mark Caprio awarded the Shilts/Leonard Teaching Award for 2017

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,...

Immunotherapy team shares grand prize in McCloskey Business Plan Competition

Immunotherapy team shares grand prize in McCloskey Business Plan Competition

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.

Senior science students honored at luncheon

Senior science students honored at luncheon

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.

Chemistry and biochemistry faculty promotions

Chemistry and biochemistry faculty promotions

The department is pleased to announce the promotion of three faculty members: Steven Corcelli to full professor, and Haifeng Gao and Vlad Iluc to associate professor with tenure.

Sarah Lum wins Young Scientist Award

Sarah Lum wins Young Scientist Award

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...

Notre Dame Researcher receives grant to study Spinal Cord Injuries

Notre Dame Researcher receives grant to study Spinal Cord Injuries

The Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has awarded Cody J. Smith, the Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences and affiliated member of the Center for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, a Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund...