Sanders named associate director of Genomics and Bioinformatics Core Facility
Sheri Sanders considered becoming a veterinarian, but after one semester of coursework she realized she preferred working in a laboratory and tinkering with programming.
Rohr and international team win accolades from Ecological Society of America
A team of international researchers that includes those from the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame has been honored with the George Mercer Award from the Ecological Society of America.
Collaboration for cold-chain biological transportation in Belize yields positive results
Keeping biological samples, medications, testing supplies and vaccines at the temperatures that do not exceed manufacturer requirements is crucial for public health, and yet this process has proven complex in many countries, including Belize. Recognizing the need to revamp these systems, known as the cold chain, Nicole Achee…
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.”…
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.
Notre Dame biologist competes in STAT Madness 2023
Vote for Ana Flores-Mireles's research in STAT Madness 2023!
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.
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
Simulation model of Midwest forests could aid in predicting future climate change
Gains in carbon stored in upper American Midwest forests continued for more than 8,000 years before the industrial revolution were erased in less than two centuries, according to a new study in Scienceby researchers at the University of Notre Dame and collaborators.
Doctoral student Sean Murphy awarded NIH Fellow Transition Award
Only around 24 predoctoral to postdoctoral fellow transition awards (F99/K00) are awarded each year by the National Cancer Institute, a branch of the National Institutes of Health.
Newly described, atypical transporter gene shown to have role in antifungal resistance
In a recent paper, Santiago-Tirado and his colleagues describe a gene they discovered that increases the chance for drug resistance in the fungi Cryptococcus neoformans.
Lymphatics help ‘seed’ early brain cells in zebrafish
A recent paper in Nature Neuroscience by University of Notre Dame biologist Cody J. Smith demonstrated how lymphatics — which remove waste from the rest of the body — are also associated with microglia and brain development in zebrafish.
University of Notre Dame researchers discover how proteins move cargo across TB cell wall
A new study conducted at the University of Notre Dame unraveled a mystery scientists had previously not been able to pinpoint: There is an order to how disease-causing substrates, or “cargo,” cross a similar bacteria’s unique two-walled membrane.
Faculty members receive awards for teaching, research, and advising
Three College of Science faculty members received awards during the 2022 Dean’s Luncheon for their work in either research, teaching, or advising.
Class of 2022 College of Science Seniors honored at annual luncheon
More than 50 seniors and 11 faculty members were recognized for outstanding achievements during the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science Dean’s Awards Luncheon.
New pathway for DNA transfer discovered in tumor microenvironment
University of Notre Dame researchers have discovered another way tumor cells transfer genetic material to other cells in their microenvironment, causing cancer to spread.
Novel liquid coating on urinary catheters may reduce infections, Notre Dame study finds
A new type of catheter, described in a recent paper in eLife, could potentially improve quality of life and reduce deaths related to bloodstream infection caused by catheter-induced urinary tract infections (CAUTI).
Notre Dame researchers awarded grants to study treatments for breast cancer
Two researchers at the University of Notre Dame have received grants for breast cancer research through the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA), which has a mission to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer.
D’Souza-Schorey and Smith named as journal editors
“I have been a proponent of open-access publishing because of the broad and inclusive reach it engenders,” D'Souza-Schorey said. “It is important to develop a journal editorial structure that is as diverse as the research community it represents, both scientifically and demographically.”
New cell, shown to regulate heart rate, discovered at University of Notre Dame
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame discovered a new type of cell in the heart that may help regulate heart rate, and could be an important key in understanding certain types of congenital heart defects and other diseases that involve the heart.
2021 Notre Dame valedictorian and salutatorian share advice for success
Madeline Owen and Alexis Waldschmidt, University of Notre Dame 2021 valedictorian and salutatorian, share about their journeys during their time at the University and describe several reasons why a sense of discovery, rather than a specific goal for high grades, helped them rank at the top of their class.
LoSecco wraps up year as a Jefferson Science Fellow
Physics Professor John LoSecco recently finished his term as one of 15 Jefferson Fellows for 2020-2021.
Disease Detectives: Student researchers partner with the county health department to track down mosquitoes
The University’s Department of Biological Sciences began working with the St. Joseph County Health Department this summer to boost vector surveillance efforts.
Notre Dame launches two-year Master of Science in Global Health program
A two-year Master of Science in Global Health program will leverage the University of Notre Dame’s historical strength in infectious disease research to help students solidify interdisciplinary careers that will address health issues worldwide.
Digital imaging of bald eagle nest reveals their diet
During the 2018 season, the researchers found that the eagles brought back 135 prey items to the nest.