Advising

Academic and Major Advising

Veselik

David Veselik
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Biological Sciences majors benefit from a personal attention and advising within a small major. Dr. David Veselik is happy to meet with students considering Biological Sciences as a major.

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Kenneth Filchak

Ken Filchak
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Environmental Science majors benefit from a personal attention and advising within a small major. Dr. Ken Filchak is happy to meet with students considering ES as a first or second major.

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Undergraduate Research Advising

Amy Stark

Amy Stark
Co-Coordinator Honors Research Program

My research focus is on pharmacogenomics, particularly of chemotherapeutic agents. My research background is interdisciplinary and spans many different chemotherapies and approaches including gene expression, proteomics, methylation, microRNA and their regulation. I have a passion for introducing students to research and mentoring, including high school and undergraduate students. I have research experience and collaborators at University of Chicago and have conducted research at various hospitals including Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I am happy to meet with students considering research to discuss different options at the undergraduate level and beyond.

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Shaun Lee

Shaun Lee
Undergraduate Research Committee Chair

It is our primary research goal to gain a better understanding of the biosynthetic mechanisms underlying bacteriocin production. Our focus is on a particular class of bacteriocins that use a conserved mechanism of posttranslational modification to produce the active toxin. One important member of this family is the highly active cytolysin Streptolysin S (SLS), an important virulence factor produced by the human pathogen Group A Streptococcus pyogenes (GAS).

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Michelle Whaley

Michelle Whaley
Coordinator, REU and Honors research Program

My research is currently focused on the genetic characterization of Aedes aegypti visual genes and how vision may affect mosquito behavior as it relates to disease transmission. Many undergraduates have participated in this research in the past. I mentor in the Introduction to Undergraduate Research course for freshman, teach the Cell Research course for sophomores, and the coordinate the Honors Research seminars for juniors and seniors.  I also direct the summer REU program in Biological Sciences.  I am happy to meet with any biology intent or major who wants to develop a plan for undergraduate research.

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Career Advising

Anjuli Datta

Anjuli Datta

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Sheryl Lu

Sheryl Lu

I am interested in the application of modern technologies to personalized medicine. In the era of post-genomics, large scale sequencing data have been made available at a much cost-effective manner, allowing efficient study of individual genomes. Meanwhile, annotation and interpretation of the genomic data and its clinical relevance are the areas with active research in both academia and industry.

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Peer Advising

Keon Schmidt

Keon Schmidt

Graduation Year: 2017
Email Address: kschmid7@nd.edu
Majors: Biological Sciences, Science, Technology, & Values
Research: Characterizing the role of DEDD on cell cycle regulation in triple-negative breast cancer; Dr. Siyuan Zhang Lab
PostGrad Career Plans: Medical School
Extracurricular interests: Peer advisor, St. Joseph Hospital Volunteer, Club Hockey

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Tirrell

Abigail Tirrell

Graduation Year: 2017
Email Address: atirrell@nd.edu
Majors: Biological Sciences and Anthropology
Research: Studying competitive growth in mixed infections of drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum (human malaria); Dr. Ferdig Lab
PostGrad Career Plans: Medical School
Extracurricular interests: Uplift, Peer Advising, Volunteer at the Early Childhood Development Center, Notre Dame Medical Observers, Hesburgh’s Heroes

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