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August 31, 2015

Helquist and Wiest awarded APMRF grant

WFRCDD Investigators and Professors of Chemistry & Biochemistry Paul Helquist and Olaf Wiest have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation for “Design and Synthesis of Small Molecule Agents for Studies and Treatment of NPC

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August 31, 2015

Stahelin named recipient of Navari gift

Robert V. Stahelin, Ph. D., associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), adjunct faculty in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry has been awarded the Navari Family Endowed Chair

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August 31, 2015

Patricia Clark elected to Executive Council of the Protein Society

Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O'Hara C.S.C Professor of Biochemistry, has been elected to the executive council of the Protein Society. She will serve a three-year term (2015-18), during which she will work with the other councilors to organize and conduct the society’s business and help plan conferences and other activities for the organization’s membership.

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August 31, 2015

New publication: Human Papillomavirus (HPV)- Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer

Interested in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma? 
Check out a recently published book by Daniel Miller, University of Missouri, and edited by HCRI Director, Dr. Sharon Stack. 

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer

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August 13, 2015

Notre Dame researcher part of team showing that 'humanized' mice can be used to study malaria

Mike Ferdig in his lab

University of Notre Dame researcher Mike Ferdig is part of team of researchers who have demonstrated that so-called “humanized” mice can be an effective model to study parasites that cause malaria and resistance to malarial drugs. Their study appears in the June 1 edition of the journal Nature Methods.

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August 13, 2015

Molly Duman Scheel receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant

Molly Duman Scheel

Indiana University announced on Monday (Jun. 8) that Molly Duman Scheel, adjunct associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame and associate professor of medical and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB), is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled "Small Interfering RNA Larvicides for Control of Malaria Vector Mosquitoes." Read more…

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August 13, 2015

New Research Cluster at Notre Dame Accelerates Cancer Research

With cancer affecting millions of lives each year, Notre Dame scientists are working to develop personalized cancer vaccine therapies with the help of computational modeling. The recent acquisition of a General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit (GPGPU) compute cluster has significantly accelerated output for Notre Dame researchers. Led by Professor Brian Baker

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August 13, 2015

T-Cells: Tussling With Cancer

Michael Cosiano is one of several undergraduates working in Dr. Brian Baker's lab. The Baker lab focuses on the biophysics and structural biology of T- cell communication, and Michael is making important contributions to this work. Immunology is an incredibly important field linked to cancer research, and by furthering our understanding of the immune system he is helping better understand cancer. Read more…

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