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 early career scientists to work across scientific fields. Clinical partnerships provide key translational insight and strengthen the mission of discovery.

The History of the Harper Cancer Research Institute

The Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) is a novel collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine - South Bend (IUSMSB). Harper Hall opened its doors in March 2011 and contains 55,000 square feet of research laboratory and office space. It is located on the corner of Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue. HCRI welcomes all investigators from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University interested in addressing cancer-specific problems. Collaboration is a foundational principle of the Institute.  Harper research teams are comprised of faculty from multiple departments within the College of Science, College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Letters at Notre Dame in addition to IUSMSB faculty.