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


Spotlight: Rich Taylor

May 18, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Rich Taylor

Rich Taylor, a member of the University of Notre Dame faculty since 1995, is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the College of Science. Taylor, who also serves as associate vice president for research at the University, has recently been appointed as interim director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development.  Read more...

NDnano awards summer undergraduate fellowships

May 18, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage


NDnano is pleased to announce that the center has awarded NDnano Undergraduate Research Fellowships (NURF) to several students for the summer of 2015. The students will work with the research team of an NDnano faculty member on a 10-week project in nanoscience or nanoengineering.

"The NURF program is a highly competitive international program that provides aspiring engineers and scientists the rare and exciting opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned nanotechnology researchers on projects that may ultimately contribute to products and solutions that yield significant societal benefits," commented David Balkin, Ph.D., managing director of NDnano. Read more...

Agreement between Engineering, Universidad de Chile encourages academic exchange

May 18, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Universidad de Chile

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) at the University of Notre Dame has entered into a five-year agreement with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DIQBT) of the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile, that encourages academic exchange and collaborative initiatives at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Read more...


Women's Health and Wellness Fair

Sat May 30, 2015 9:00AM - 1:00PM • 6301 University Commons South Bend, IN 46635 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Join us for the Allied Physicians of Michiana's Annual Women's Health Fair on May 30th. The event includes FREE screenings (hearing, balance, cholesterol, depression, BMI, *diabetic foot checks), mammograms, presentations by Allied Physicians and Staff, Health & Wellness vendors and more! 

Golf Around the Bend

Wed Jun 3, 2015 • 201 Graham Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Please join us for RiverBend Cancer Services' Inaugural Golf Around the Bend at the preeminent Harbor Shores Golf Club. Register here...




Thu Jun 4, 2015 4:00PM - 5:00PM • Old St. Joseph's High School, 1441 N Michigan St, South Bend, Indiana 46616 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

It is time for another HCRI Adopt-a-Highway clean up!