Brian Baker, Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Structural Biology at the University of Notre Dame, has received the Innovation Award from the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) local Coaches vs. Cancer program. The Innovation Award is described as being given to “an individual who demonstrates an innovative approach to treating or caring for cancer patients and their loved ones.”

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month.  Many of us will wear the color teal in the form of ribbons, wristbands, headscarves and other gear in support of women with ovarian cancer.  Are color-coded cancer ribbons just another marketing gimmick, or is there a more important purpose?
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both the U.S. and the state of Indiana, killing more people per year than breast, prostate, and colon cancers combined. Most cases of lung cancer are currently diagnosed after a patient is symptomatic, in which case, the cancer is typically late-stage with a higher mortality rate.
Structured Immunity, a Notre Dame startup and biotechnology company specializing in the optimization and validation of T cell receptor (TCR) proteins, and Medigene AG, a leading biotechnology company engaged in the development of immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced a research collaboration where Structured Immunity will provide structural immunology expertise in support of Medigene’s TCR discovery activities. 

"My summer experience gave me the technical skills and scientific knowledge to move into my senior year ready to work on a project of my own, which I will develop into a thesis for the Glynn Family Honors Program."
~Andrew Appert
"My favorite part of this research was being able to being able to brainstorm creative model ideas and bring them to life in the lab."
~Kiera Dwyer
"Contrary to what some may think, lab work is not a solitary job. Through the lab community, I was reminded to keep in mind the person—both those persons around me and those I could be helping through this research.  As I realized this summer, this research contributes to society, and the way the lab community interacts while researching drives the recognition of the humanity it ultimately serves."
~Emily Franz
"The summer research experience taught me to do science more than just carry on the experiments, but also to think about the reason underneath the results in a scientific way."
~Xiao Han
"I am fascinated by the magnitude of possibilities that need to be tested to find the optimal delivery method for the most patients. Controlling the many variables experimentally tested my understanding and creativity as an engineer. Additionally, certain experiments certainly required a copious amount of patience and diligence. The experience shaped my understanding of drug development and the intricacies of all research endeavors. I have a newfound interest in cellular biology because so many mechanisms remain mysteries. I plan to carry this curiosity with me as I continue to explore human health." 
~John Heffernan 

Thu Sept 13, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

512 Duncan Student Center

Kathryn Packman is Scientific Director of Oncology Collaborations at Janssen Research & Development, LLC. From the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in Boston, she leads academic and biotechnology research collaborations for the Oncology therapeutic area located on the East Coast of the U.S. In this role, she brings cutting-edge technologies and deep biological insight to accelerate development of transformative medicines for cancer patients. 


Dorothy Teegarden, PhD
Professor & Associate Dean,
Research & Graduate Programs,
Purdue University 

Tue Sept 18, 2018, 11:30AM - 2:00PM

Harper Hall Parking Lot

September donors will receive a coffee mug and a pair of tickets to the B100 Birthday Party! A $5 donation will be donated to the Harper Cancer Research Institute for every unit collected!

Register here...
Mon Sept 24, 2018, 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Harper Hall Multipurpose Room (A101)

Wei Li, PhD
Director of UTCoP Drug Discovery Center,
Faculty Director of Shared Instrument Facility,
University of Tennessee
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