Benefactors are Notre Dame’s partners in our mission of academic excellence and discovery.
In his encyclical Laudato Si’, Pope Francis describes the challenge to protect our common home and resolve the tragic effects of environmental degradation as one of the principal challenges facing humanity in our day. Solutions to human health and environmental crises facing our society—such as finding treatments, cures and preventions for human diseases, maintaining biodiversity on land and the ocean, ensuring an adequate supply of food and fresh water, and reversing the effects of pollution and climate change—require advancing the boundaries of biological knowledge.
The Department of Biological Sciences at Notre Dame is renowned for the teaching and research on which such advancements depend. Your gifts in support of the faculty allow Notre Dame to retain and attract the outstanding teacher-scholar leaders that are vital to a preeminent department. Your gifts in support of research sustain faculty and students in their pursuit of innovative solutions and transformative discovery.