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Dean Carlson: letter to graduate students on resolved issues

Author: Andy Fuller

Dear Graduate Students,

Let me start by thanking you for all that you are doing to continue your learning and research through these challenging circumstances.  And, thank you for reaching out to us as you have questions.  We are working through these, and a seemingly endless list of other issues that are unique for this time.  Below I provide an update on the issues that have been resolved.  Please keep asking and bringing to our attention any additional unique needs.  

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Vural publishes cover article with graduate student Uppal in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Vural publishes cover article with graduate student Uppal in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Author: Shelly Goethals

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From subcellular structures to ecological communities, life is organized in compartments and modules specialized to perform only specific tasks, and not others. How does this division of labor come about, and what determines if species cooperate in a specialized or generalized fashion?

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Jonathan Morgan finalist in Biophysical Society’s Art of Science image contest

Jonathan Morgan finalist in Biophysical Society’s Art of Science image contest

Author: Cheryl Schairer

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A human T lymphocyte viewed by scanning electron microscopy

A single powerful image can tell a story, explain an experiment, spur discussion or capture a remarkable element of nature.

Reflecting the importance of images to scientific communication, for the past decade the Biophysical Society

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Researcher discovers key to how a cell wall promotes bacterial replication

Researcher discovers key to how a cell wall promotes bacterial replication

There are more bacteria in our mouths than the population of people on the planet, and no matter how clean our houses are, they’re brimming with various types of these micro-organisms. Still, despite bacteria’s ubiquitous influence, there’s so much that scientists do not know about them, according to University of Notre Dame chemist Shahriar Mobashery.

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Director's Message, Winter 2020

Director's Message, Winter 2020

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Phillip L. “Pete” Stack,

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While I was working on my Master’s degree, diligently investigating the effects of ozone-induced free radicals on the structure and function of key proteinase inhibitors that prevent oxidative damage to lung tissue, my father was rapidly losing his battle with lung cancer. Phillip Leo ‘Pete’ Stack (Notre Dame class of 1951) did not really have much of a chance at survival in 1986, as the 5-year survival rate for lung cancer was only 13%. Pete joined the unlucky 83% who did not last anywhere near 5 years, and our family watched helplessly as this robust, hilarious, and highly cantankerous 6’6” tall 58-year-old transformed into a skeletal, bald, and weak shadow prior to his death. …

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Graduate students encouraged to apply to new fellowship program to advance research and communication skills

Graduate students encouraged to apply to new fellowship program to advance research and communication skills

Author: Brandi Wampler

The Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study (NDIAS) and the Graduate School have launched a year-long fellowship program that aims to help students accelerate their dissertations, develop their research communication skills, and cultivate professional and scholarly networks, all within the context of a vibrant and supportive intellectual community.

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