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 ecologists honored with Society for Freshwater Science Career Awards
The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) has recognized two University of Notre Dame faculty members, Gary Lamberti and Jennifer Tank, from the Department of Biological Sciences, with 2022 SFS Career Awards.
Studying the Forever Chemicals in Our Fish as Food: Postdoctoral Work by Daniele de Almeida Miranda
Postdoctoral researcher Daniele de Almeida Miranda has had a career spanning several countries and scientific disciplines, but has one goal in mind: to keep the environment safe.
Champion appointed new Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science
Patricia A. Champion, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Sciences, has been appointed the inaugural Director of Postdoctoral Studies in the College of Science. In this role, Champion is responsible for creating a training curriculum for postdoctoral scholars that provides skills to help them thrive in their future careers.
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.
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.
Research assistant professor investigates cancer metastasis
In July 2021, Erin Howe was promoted to the position of research assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and at the Harper Cancer Research Institute, where she investigates how breast cancer spreads to the brain.
Professor Nathan Swenson: Eco-Curiosity that Drives a Career
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.” …
Faculty in chemistry, biological sciences, psychology named AAAS fellows
Patricia L. Clark, Darcia Narvaez and Michael Pfrender have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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.”
Routine of a Cancer Cell Biologist: Zachary Schafer
Zachary Schafer is a family man whose job it is to fight cancer for a living. Learn about the daily life of a cancer biologist.
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.
Lu Receives Society for Basic Urologic Research Young Investigator Award
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…
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 researchers receive Indiana CTSI awards to tackle maternal health, mosquito-borne diseases
Four faculty members from the University of Notre Dame have received awards from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) Reciprocal Innovation Grants Program.
Rohr named a finalist in MIT Solve Challenge
Jason Rohr, Galla Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, has been named a finalist in MIT’s Solve Challenge in the Health Security & Pandemics Challenge…
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.