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Notre Dame Receives Funding for New State-of-the-Art X-ray Diffractometer

Notre Dame Receives Funding for New State-of-the-Art X-ray Diffractometer

Author: Rebecca Hicks

Notre Dame has received funding for a dual-source single crystal X-ray diffractometer. The new instrument will be equipped with high-flux Cu and Mo microfocus X-ray sources, a CPAD detector, and a cryogenic device. The instrument is jointly funded by the National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation and Chemistry Research Instrumentation Programs. This new instrumentation will ensure that Notre Dame continues to be at the leading edge of structural science.

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Brittany Morgan Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

Brittany Morgan Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Award

Author: Rebecca Hicks

 

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Brittany Morgan

Brittany Morgan, John V. O’Connor Assistant Professor in Cancer Drug Discovery, has received a highly-selective Burroughs Wellcome Fund award for her project entitled “Cracking the Molecular Recognition Code: Capturing Dynamic Substructures with Small Molecules.” Less than twelve awards are granted each year.

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NSF Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis at Notre Dame named Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation

NSF Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis at Notre Dame named Phase II Center for Chemical Innovation

Author: Tammi Freehling

Center for Computer Assisted Synthesis

Imagine a world where the power of chemistry is used in concert with machine learning to solve problems in healthcare, materials science, or energy research. Machine learning can accelerate the synthesis of molecules that hold the key to solving these problems by developing new and more efficient ways of making them.…

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HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

HCRI Celebrates 10th Annual Cancer Research Day

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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Harper Hall Center for Investigational Medicine dedication

Harper Hall Center for Investigational Medicine dedication

Phase I: Transforming Dust to Discovery

The pathway from discovery to investigational new drug just got shorter at the Harper Cancer Research Institute.  Due to the generous benefaction of the Harper Family Foundation, the lower level of Harper Hall is undergoing a transformation from a cavernous dirt-floored shell into a state-of-the-art Center for Investigational Medicine

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Clark awarded NIH Pioneer Award, the first in Indiana

Clark awarded NIH Pioneer Award, the first in Indiana

Patricia L. Clark, the John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C. Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, has received a prestigious Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. These awards are given to exceptionally creative scientists advancing high-risk, high-impact research. Clark is the first researcher in Indiana to receive this distinguished award since the program’s inception in 2004.

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Santiago Schnell appointed dean of  Notre Dame’s College of Science

Santiago Schnell appointed dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science

Author: Notre Dame News

Santiago Schnell, chair of the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan Medical School, has been appointed the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame by University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.

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Graduate students receive fellowships to research disease and precision health platforms

Graduate students receive fellowships to research disease and precision health platforms

Author: James Gilman

Five students from the University of Notre Dame have received fellowships through the Institute for Precision Health’s (IPH) fellowship programs. The Institute for Precision Health supports several programs and research experiences for student researchers during a key part of their education, both on campus and with clinical collaborators.

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University of Notre Dame announces new associate vice president for research development

University of Notre Dame announces new associate vice president for research development

Author: Joanne Fahey

Patricia L. Clark, Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara Professor of Chemistry and director of the Biophysics Instrumentation Core Facility, has been named an associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame, effective July 1, 2021. Clark will be responsible for research development, including assisting faculty in developing a successful research portfolio, collaborating with federal and military research agency advisors, and leading a team of proposal development specialists.

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Forró to head Notre Dame’s new Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter

Forró to head Notre Dame’s new Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter

László Forró, professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Institute of Physics of Condensed Matter in Switzerland, has been named the inaugural director of the new Stavropoulos Center for Complex Quantum Matter at the University of Notre Dame, beginning in the fall of 2021.

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Graduate student in Biophysics lab among 32 students and alumni who earn NSF fellowships or honorable mentions

Graduate student in Biophysics lab among 32 students and alumni who earn NSF fellowships or honorable mentions

Author: Erin Blasko

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded scholarships to 22 University of Notre Dame students and alumni as part of the 2021 Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), with an additional 10 students and alumni singled out for honorable mention for the award.

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Notre Dame provost tells US Senate committee STEMM’s lack of women, minority representation hinders American competitiveness

Notre Dame provost tells US Senate committee STEMM’s lack of women, minority representation hinders American competitiveness

Author: Notre Dame News

In testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Wednesday (April 14), Marie Lynn Miranda said ensuring America’s national security and global competitiveness for the future requires us to attract more women and underrepresented minorities to STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) fields.

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Pandemic is pushing women in STEM ‘past the point of no return’

Pandemic is pushing women in STEM ‘past the point of no return’

Author: Jessica Sieff

During a virtual briefing held by the Women in STEM Caucus and The Science Coalition, Patricia Clark, the Rev. John Cardinal O’Hara, C.S.C., Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, said that women in science are being pushed past the point of no return due to the ongoing strain of the COVID-19 pandemic combined with longstanding structural barriers — threatening permanent damage to their careers.

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Researchers find evidence of protein folding at site of  intracellular droplets

Researchers find evidence of protein folding at site of intracellular droplets

Author: Jessica Sieff

In a study published in the journal Chemical Science, researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that elevated concentrations of proteins within the droplets triggered a folding event, increasing the potential for protein aggregation — or misfolding — which has been linked to neurological diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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