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.
Second spatial repellent trial for Unitaid-funded research program begins in Mali
The Advancing Evidence for the Global Implementation of Spatial Repellent research team has launched the second epidemiological trial in Mali - one of three clinical trials planned in the AEGIS program.
REDI-NET initiative to prevent infectious disease outbreaks
The University of Notre Dame launched the first phase of the Remote Emerging Disease Intelligence NETwork (REDI-NET), an initiative that aims to address surveillance needs to detect, predict, and contain emerging infectious diseases of human health relevance in near-real time.
Eck Institute for Global Health announces 2021-2022 graduate research fellows
Nine graduate students from the University of Notre Dame will participate in the graduate fellowship program. The program aims to support students across the University who have an interest in global health research.
Notre Dame tops $222 million in research awards, breaking previous records
The University of Notre Dame received $222.7 million in research award funding for fiscal year 2021. This is more than $42 million over the previous record and the first time the University has surpassed the $200 million mark.
Local ND Student Featured on WTHR
One of our local ND students, Kyle McAvoy, was featured on WTHR last week! Kyle is a rising junior who has spent his summer preparing the Gennesaret Free Clinic's mobile clinic to serve the homeless of Indianapolis as part of the University's Summer Service Learning Program. The mobile clinic was forced to take a year off last year due to the pandemic, but will be providing free, patient-centered health care to a population that is often difficult to reach.…
Our genes shape our gut bacteria, new research shows
In the study, published recently in Science, researchers discovered that most bacteria in the gut microbiome are heritable after looking at more than 16,000 gut microbiome profiles collected over 14 years from a long-studied population of baboons in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park.
Graduate students receive fellowships to research disease and precision health platforms
Five Notre Dame students have received fellowships through the Institute for Precision Health’s fellowship programs.