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
Enlightened Diagnosis (EnDx), a company represented by a team of University of Notre Dame graduate students, recently earned second place in the 2015 Brown Forman Cardinal Challenge at the University of Louisville. The competition included 12 teams as finalists from university entrepreneurship programs around the world.
The immune system plays an important part in the formation and progression of cancer cells. Orrin Belden, a senior science pre-professional major, has spent his past two years better understanding and contributing to the field of immunology. Orrin works for Dr. Brian Baker, a professor and researcher who's lab focuses on developing immunological therapies for cancer based on cellular immunity. Read more...
This past Saturday, (Feb. 28) students from grades 3-12 convened at the Stepan Center for the Northern Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NIRSEF). Students from Elkhart, Fulton, Marshall, and St. Joseph counties were selected by judges at their local school science fairs to participate in NIRSEF.
Do you want to cure cancer?
Participate in the 2nd annual Research Like a Champion competition. Undergraduate and graduate students from all colleges are invited to submit proposals for innovative projects looking into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer. Last year, three teams won research awards of $12,500. Read more...
Jeff Kurkewich, Graduate student in the Dahl lab, is one of two seminars (2nd presenter TBA) on March 16 in 101 Harper Hall. …
Save the date! The ninth annual College of Science Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM) well be held in the Jordan Hall of Science on Friday, May 1, 2015, as part of the eighth Undergraduate Scholars Conference.
All undergraduate students in the College of Science are invited to participate in COS-JAM by sharing their original research with faculty and students, in either an oral or poster format. Research may have been conducted on or off campus, and mentored by faculty from the University of Notre Dame or at other universities and colleges.