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


Stahelin Joins Harper Administration

August 22, 2014 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Robert Stahelin, Ph.D., has been appointed interim senior associate director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), representing the interests of Indiana University School of Medicine. Read more...

Nicholas Myers awarded USP Global Fellowship

August 21, 2014 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage


Fourth year chemistry graduate student Nicholas Myers recently earned a $30,000 United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Global Fellowship for his work related to counterfeit drug detection. Myers was one of three recipients chosen this year in the international competition.


Mechanical engineering major accelerates biological research with new device

August 19, 2014 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

 Only four undergraduate students at the University of Notre Dame were chosen as research fellows for the Harper Cancer Research Institute Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (HCRI-SURF). The HCRI-SURF awards support full-time summer research for undergraduate fellows working in HCRI laborites. Read more...


Dooley Society Lecture: Student Stipend Award Winners' Presentations

Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:00AM - 12:00PM • Jordan Hall of Science • Calendars: Homepage

Student Stipend Award Winners' Presentation 

ND vs. Michigan Tailgate

Sat Sep 6, 2014 11:00AM - 2:00PM • Harper Hall • Calendars: Homepage

Notre Dame vs. Michigan Tailgate

Come join the fun and activities at Harper Hall prior to the Notre Dame Football Team's final victory over the University of Michigan.

Details on the various activities to follow.



Dooley Society Lecture: Emil T. Hofman Lecture

Sat Sep 6, 2014 3:00PM - 4:30PM • Raclin Carmichael Auditorium, IU School of Medicine 1234 Notre Dame Avenue • Calendars: Homepage

Emil T. Hofman Lecture