Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute

Innovative Drug Discovery and DesignConnecting Research Strengths Across the State Collaborative Teams Drive Innovation Developing Imaging Tools for Cancer Detection and TreatmentEstablishing Preclinical Models for Drug TestingDeciphering Distinct Molecular Signatures of Cancer



Investigators in the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer.  Our programmatic structure fosters multi-disciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields. Clinical partnerships provide key translational insight and strengthen the mission of discovery.


HCRI Mission Statement:

Innovative and integrative research confronting the complex challenges of cancer


Building Bridges in Cancer Research

October 05, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Dr. Jeremiah Zartman, considered an Engineer/Biologist hybrid, has been at the University of Notre Dame for 3 1/2 years and is currently teaching Introduction to Bioengineering and Introduction to Cell Tissue. He is a perfect model for when describing the mission of the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI). Zartman is a strong believer in the power of collaboration and the impact it has on cancer research. Read more...

The Transformation of Cancer Imaging: From Shades of Gray to Living Color

September 30, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

A new technology called spectral [color] computed tomography (spectral CT) is not only on the horizon, but it is also on the University of Notre Dame’s campus, where researchers are giving the phrase “in living color” a new meaning. Read more...


Success for Notre Dame Researchers at Annual Indiana CTSI Conference

September 23, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

On Friday, September 11th, 2015, the 7th Annual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Meeting and Watanabe Prize Lecture took place in Indianapolis. This year’s theme was “Immune and Cell-based Therapies.”

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The day-long, annual conference highlights advances in the clinical and translational sciences from the three partner universities, which include Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame.…


SEMINAR: Danny Welch, Kansas University Medical Center

Mon Oct 5, 2015 4:00PM - 5:00PM • Harper Cancer Research Institute Multipurpose Room • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar


Dr. Danny Welch, Professor and Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology at Kansas University, will be visiting campus on October 5.

Check back for updates on his seminar. …

Paqui's Playbook- Pink Out Zumba

Mon Oct 5, 2015 5:30PM - 6:30PM • University of Notre Dame Football Stadium • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar












Part of the Kelly Cares Foundation's Paqui's Playbook

Free event
First 1,000 participants will receive a special pink package. Must register online to reserve your spot! …

The Notre Dame Experience

Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:00AM - 3:00PM • Notre Dame, Joyce Center Fieldhouse • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Stop by and see us at the Notre Dame Experience!

The Notre Dame Experience will be open to the public from 10 AM – 3:00 PM this fall on each home football Saturday in the Joyce Fieldhouse (north dome). Admission is free to the dynamic and redesigned fan fest allowing fans to emulate the Irish by participating in one of the four different interactive football games. Or, fans may visit the other displays throughout the Experience for photo opportunities or to collect giveaways or samples for all ages.…