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Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Irish and Notre Dame STEM students encouraged to apply for a Naughton Fellowship

Author: Joanne Fahey

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The University of Notre Dame has opened its annual competition for the Naughton Fellowships. The prestigious international fellowships provide funding for exceptional Ph.D., masters, or undergraduate students with an aptitude for the STEM disciplines to complete research or study in Ireland or at Notre Dame.

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Theoretical physics professor wins NSF grant in computational neuroscience

Theoretical physics professor wins NSF grant in computational neuroscience

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Zoltan Toroczkai, professor of theoretical physics, recently received an international collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Division of Intelligent Information Systems for research on brain neuronal networks. The project is aimed at discovering the fundamental principles of connectivity in the neuronal network of the neocortex and it is in collaboration with Henry Kennedy from the Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute in Lyon, France, with Toroczkai, as the lead principal investigator.

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New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

New protein study broadens knowledge of molecular basis for disease

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Determining how proteins function on a molecular level is crucial to understanding the underlying basis for disease. Now scientists at the University of Notre Dame are one step closer to unraveling the mystery of how intrinsically disordered proteins work, according to new research published in Science.

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New Notre Dame ideas with potential to improve health and wellness secure funding

New Notre Dame ideas with potential to improve health and wellness secure funding

Author: Arnie Phifer

The University of Notre Dame’s Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics (AD&T) initiative announced the recipients of its 2017 Discovery Fund awards, which provide seed funding to some of the most creative ideas being developed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators in areas of biomedical, environmental, and behavioral health.

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Join Notre Dame Research for the 2017 Core Facility Fair

Join Notre Dame Research for the 2017 Core Facility Fair

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Notre Dame Research invites faculty, staff, post-doctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as external customers to attend the Core Facility Fair on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. From 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the McCourtney Hall B01 Auditorium, attendees will be able to learn how state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise available via the University of Notre Dame core facilities can help take their research to the next level. 

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Dr. Jeremy Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant

Dr. Jeremy Zartman Awarded Highly Competitive NIH Grant

Author: Khoa Huynh

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Dr. Jeremy Zartman, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, has been awarded a competitive Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA, R35) grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The MIRA program is intended to provide research support for "the nation’s highly talented and promising investigators”.  Zartman’s 5-year grant entitled Regulation and Function of Multicellular Calcium Signaling in Epithelial Growth and Regeneration will support an investigation of impaired cellular calcium signaling, prevalent in many diseases including skin diseases, Alzheimer’s, and metastatic cancer.

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The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

The Rise of Nanotechnology Research at Notre Dame

Researchers at NDnano  look two steps ahead to stand apart in a competitive field

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Notre Dame’s nanotechnology research efforts date back to the 1980s, when the studies were mostly simulation-based and focused on computation advancements. In the three decades since, research at the University’s Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) has grown and evolved in a forward-thinking and distinctive way.

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Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators

Webber Named to Class of 2017 Emerging Investigators

Author: Nina Welding

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Biomaterials Science has named Matthew Webber, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and director of the Supramolecular Engineering Laboratory at the University of Notre Dame, to its 2017 Class of Emerging Investigators. Chosen for their outstanding work in the field of biomaterials, each of the 31 young researchers is highlighted in the July issue of the journal, which includes articles ranging from findings in nanomedicine to biomimetic materials to molecular delivery systems for applications including cancer therapy, imaging and tissue engineering.
 

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Notre Dame Research Launches New Module on ND Mobile

The module features the University’s key research areas, core facilities, and research news

Notre Dame Research (NDR) has launched a new module on the ND Mobile App. This module provides a snapshot of the research taking place at the University of Notre Dame while also providing important information for those conducting research on campus.

When discussing the module, Research Communications Program Director Joanne D. Fahey said, “ND Mobile allows its users to learn about everything from athletics to campus dining, and now the app will also offer that same level of accessibility and awareness for Notre Dame Research. Whether someone is visiting campus or is a faculty member or student, the ND Mobile App now provides an additional, easy-to-use resource to learn more about research, scholarship, and creative endeavor here at Notre Dame.”

The module offers five main sections: Our Research, How Do I…?, Twitter, News, and Contact. The ‘Our Research’ section offers insight into research in the colleges and schools as well as the University’s key research areas and core facilities. Like research.nd.edu, ND Mobile users can now view videos or photos, read short descriptions, and find resource links for various research centers and institutes on campus.

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