ND Water Week 2023: Why Water?
In honor of World Water Day, the Notre Dame community is invited to a week-long celebration of all things H2O occurring March 20-24, 2022.
Notre Dame sheds (colorful) light on International Rare Disease Day
Third-grader Skylar Sevison eagerly squished her hand into a tin of purple fingerpaint in Jordan Hall of Science, then stamped it onto a poster with other colorful handprints representing Rare Disease Day 2023, encouraged by the patient-led’s movement for those with rare disease to “show their colors.”…
Women Lead 2023: Patricia Champion
Champion for eliminating tuberculosis The bacteria that cause tuberculosis are incredibly well-adapted to humans, yet researchers continue to unravel the mysteries of how the single-cell organisms work. Patricia Champion, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, has spent her career on the hunt, determined to understand the mechanisms used by Mycobacterium tuberculosis to cause disease — the leading microbial killer on the planet behind SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for COVID-19.…
Paul Kulesa brings multidisciplinary research expertise to the study of neuroscience
Paul Kulesa ’84, Berthiaume Family Professor in Neuroscience and Behavior, recognizes the importance of tackling scientific questions from multiple perspectives, and he looks forward to using his expertise to further build the University of Notre Dame's Neuroscience and Behavior program.
University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center announces new cohort of graduate research fellows
A new cohort of students will get the chance to participate in Graduate Fellowships at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) this summer. UNDERC, part of Notre Dame Research (NDR), has announced the names of six graduate students who will conduct research at its field research station, which crosses the boundaries of Michigan’s upper peninsula and Wisconsin. There, the fellows will collect data connected to their research interests and to ongoing projects in on-campus labs.…
Son honors mother’s memory through new neuroscience research fund
Local auto sales representative Caleb Fairchild starts memorial fund for his mother after reading about neuroscience research being done at the University of Notre Dame.
Senior Quinton Hayre named 2023-24 Luce Scholar
University of Notre Dame senior Quinton Hayre has been awarded a 2023-24 Luce Scholarship. He is one of 18 Luce Scholars selected from a pool of 34 finalists as part of a highly competitive interview process.
Alex Boomgarden wins 2023 Notre Dame Graduate School Shaheen 3MT®
Alex Boomgarden, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Biological Sciences, won the University of Notre Dame’s 2023 Shaheen Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®) on Wednesday, March 1. The event — jointly sponsored by the Graduate School, the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development, and Graduate Student Government — was held on the stage of the Jordan Auditorium in the Mendoza College of Business.
Notre Dame biologist competes in STAT Madness 2023
Vote for Ana Flores-Mireles's research in STAT Madness 2023!
Researchers in chemistry, engineering, physics and biological sciences honored by AAAS
Five faculty members at the University of Notre Dame have been elected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) as lifetime fellows. The fellows include Patricia A. Champion, Jon P. Camden, Yih-Fang Huang, Ahsan Kareem and Rebecca Surman. All are being recognized for scientifically and socially distinguished achievements in their respective fields of study.
Rapid plant evolution may make coastal regions more susceptible to flooding and sea level rise, study shows
Evolution has occurred more rapidly than previously thought in the Chesapeake Bay wetlands, which may decrease the chance that coastal marshes can withstand future sea level rise, researchers at the University of Notre Dame and collaborators demonstrated in a recent publication in Science.
Applications being accepted for Endowed Director of the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases
The College of Science at the University of Notre Dame seeks a visionary leader to serve as the James C. Parsons and Carrie Ann Quinn Director of the Boler-Parseghian Center for Rare and Neglected Diseases (CRND). The Director will be appointed as a tenured professor in the Department of Biological Sciences…
Notre Dame Research announces 2022 Internal Grant Awardees
The Notre Dame Research Internal Grants Program awards, which aim to support faculty researchers and programs that advance the University’s research, scholarly output, and creative endeavor through a competitive funding process, have been announced for fall semester 2022. Three types of grants were awarded during this cycle: the Faculty Research Support Regular Grant, the Faculty Research Support Initiation Grant, and the new Flip the Script Grant.…
Biology professor’s catheter technology awarded funding from Open Philanthropy
Ana Flores Mireles was awarded funding from Open Philanthropy for further development of a new type of urinary catheter that may reduce deaths from catheter-induced urinary tract infections.
Postdoctoral couple works in Koepfli lab to develop malaria detection tools
Though the married couple's search began during the Covid-19 pandemic, both researchers landed jobs as postdocs in the same laboratory
Biology professor Julian Torres-Dowdall examines the link between molecular mechanisms and organismal traits in evolution
What do birds and fish have in common? For Julian Torres-Dowdall, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, both can provide insights into understanding evolutionary mechanisms.
Students return from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Galápagos Island
A once-in-a-lifetime trip for biology and civil engineering students to the Galápagos Islands brought classroom learning to life during fall break in October.
Creating Opportunities For Young Women In STEM
Lenzen’s hard work and dedication arise from a deep passion for gender equity in STEM.
Designing climate-resilient cities in at-risk communities
In September, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory announced it would lead a multi-institutional team to advance urban climate science with the establishment of an Urban Integrated Field Laboratory in Chicago. The DOE will fund the project with $25 million over five years.…
Q&A with BIOS Phd Student - Aurel Holzschuh
Aurel Holzschuh is a current graduate fellow of the Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH). He has a BSc in Biology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, an MS in Infection Biology from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, and he is actively working on his PhD in Biological Sciences…