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
"Notre Dame came into this partnership a little later than IU or Purdue so we're really trying to get more researchers involved and provide more information about what we bring to the table," Bullock said. "It's really about trying to lower the activation energy for any sort of research. Researchers have so many things on their plate -- anything we can do to simplify the process is beneficial."
Fourth year graduate student Shailaja Kunda was awarded the Faculty for the Future Award. Faculty for the Future fellowships are given to women from developing and emerging countries who are preparing for Ph.D. or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences at top universities abroad. The goal of the program is to encourage more women to pursue scientific careers. Recipients of the fellowships are selected for their leadership capabilities and scientific talents, and are expected to return to their home countries to continue their careers and inspire other young women to pursue science. This is Kunda’s second year winning the award.
Two College of Science students have received Fulbright scholarships to conduct research in Singapore this year. Patrick Kramer, who earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry this year, and Amy Klegarth, a third year graduate student who has worked in Singapore before, will be involved in different kinds of research.