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


Three questions with Rich Taylor: Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month

June 29, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Rich Taylor

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, which seemed a particularly apt time to talk with Rich Taylor, a University of Notre Dame researcher whose research focuses on the discovery and development of new therapeutic leads for the treatment of unmet clinical needs in a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s. Taylor is associate vice president for research, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and interim director of the Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development.

Mary Galvin appointed dean of College of Science

June 17, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

Mary Galvin

An accomplished scientist with extensive experience in the academic, government and private sectors, Mary E. Galvin has been appointed the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., the University’s president.

Director's Message, Spring 2015

June 11, 2015 • Categories: Announcements and Homepage

The academic year has come to an end and summer is finally here. It’s a good time to reflect on some of our accomplishments over the past few months.  Read more...

















33rd Annual Brian Parker Memorial Golf Tournament

Sun Aug 2, 2015 • Indian Lake Hills Golf Course • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

The Brian Parker Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization, which will actively strive to provide educational materials, research grants, monetary assistance, and monetary support to those who have cancer by raising funds in response to area needs


Please visit their website

Coaches vs. Cancer Notre Dame Golf Classic

Mon Aug 3, 2015 10:00AM - 5:00PM • Blackthorn Golf Club • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Registration begins at 10 a.m. and Shotgun starts at noon. Lunch will be served from 10:45 a.m. –  noon. The cost is $3,200 per foursome: includes eight (8) mulligans per foursome, lunch and awards dinner. Awards dinner and ceremony following the tournament are included in the price of the foursome.


Touch Base

Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:00PM - 7:00PM • Four Winds Field, 501 W South St, South Bend, Indiana 46601 • Calendars: Homepage and HCRI Events Calendar

Sponsored by our friends at RiverBend Cancer Services, Touch Base at Four Winds field is a community program which highlights the importance of men's health with vital screenings and education. All screenings and health evaluations are provided by our professional health care partners.…