HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

Author: M. Sharon Stack, PhD

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What happens when researchers-in-training are unable to present their data to a live audience or to see the results of work performed by their peers for over two years due to a global pandemic?  A very enthusiastic in-person conference!  The 10th Annual Cancer Research Day, held on March 21, 2022 in the Morris Inn at Notre Dame, was marked by record attendance and noticeable enthusiasm from presenters and attendees alike. …

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Women Lead 2022

Author: Notre Dame News

Women Lead 2022

As we pursue an end to the pandemic, we seek a world that incorporates sustainability in every sense of the word, in every aspect of society. Meet seven Notre Dame women who are helping to create such a world through their research, scholarship, and creative endeavors.

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Professor Nathan Swenson: Eco-Curiosity that Drives a Career

Author: Lily Brouder

Nathan Swenson

From being a self-described “outdoorsy kid” to becoming a full-time researcher of forest biodiversity, Professor Nathan Swenson has dedicated his career to studying trees.  His transformative experience began as an undergraduate at St. Olaf College, when he took a month-long field course on desert ecology. “What was wonderful about that course was the field experience where we were asked as undergrads to come up with our own research questions and try and gather some rudimentary data to answer them,” the biologist said.  “That really led me to dive all in on ecology.” …

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D’Souza-Schorey and Smith named as journal editors

Author: Deanna Csomo Ferrell

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“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.”

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Lu Receives Society for Basic Urologic Research Young Investigator Award

Author: Aviva Wulfsohn

Xin Lu Photo 2021

Dr. Xin Lu, the John M. and Mary Jo Bohler Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences was one of two scientists nationwide to receive the 2021 Young Investigator Award from the Society for Basic Urologic Research (SBUR). SBUR, the pre-eminent US-based urologic research society founded in 1986, annually recognizes young investigators who are under the age of 45, within 5 years of their first faculty position and have made significant contributions to urologic research. Dr. Lu presented an acceptance speech and research seminar entitled "Prostate cancer and penile cancer: Similarity in immunosuppression…

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