ND's Talking Scientists


Could 'The Last of Us' Really Happen? Notre Dame Scientists Talk Fungal Pathogens

Is a pandemic caused by fungal pathogens a real-life possibility? Can fungi kill? Could fungal infections turn people into fungi creatures, like in 'The Last of Us'? Is there a vaccine for fungal infections? Scientists in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame are asking and answering these questions. Join professors Shaun Lee and Felipe Santiago-Tirado as they discuss the real-life science behind the premise of HBO's 'The Last of Us.'


What Would You Fight For?

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

Below are stories featuring the Department of Biological Sciences...



Fighting For Research That Matters


Fighting Infectious Disease at its Source


Fighting for our Military Community


Fighting to Repair the Body


Fighting to Understand the Scientific Impact of Community


Fighting Mosquito-borne Diseases


Fighting For Clean Water


Fighting for the Lives of Children


Fighting to Restore Vision 2010


Fighting Disease


Fighting For Disease