• David Hyde

    David Hyde

    Exploring Retinal Regeneration: the Hyde lab studies damaged adult nerve cells in the zebrafish retina and how they are regenerated from adult stem cells, called Muller glial cells. The goal is to identify a way to stimulate regeneration in the human retina.

  • Rebecca Wingert

    Rebecca Wingert

    Discovering Ways to Repair Kidneys: The Wingert lab studies how zebrafish kidneys regenerate after being damaged. Because kidney damage and disease is a global health concern, this research may lead to a treatment that stimulates the damaged human kidney to regenerate.

  • Athanasia Panopoulos

    Athanasia Panopoulos

    Identifying and Targeting Cancer Cells: The Panopoulos lab conducts research on induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, with a focus on how the process of reprogramming somatic cells could open new ways to treat cancer and blood diseases.

  • Robert A. Schulz

    Robert A. Schulz

    Generating Genetic Models of Human Disease: The Schulz lab studies how adult stem cells in the fruit fly maintain the hematopoietic or blood-related cells. This research will be beneficial in studying the mechanisms that lead to blood disorders, including certain cancers.


Talk Science discusses stem cell and population ecology research

Author: Casey O'Donnell

Talk Science

From stem cells to population ecology, the research topics studied by both students and professors at Notre Dame is exceedingly diverse. Talk Science, a monthly event hosted by Scientia, the student-run journal of undergraduate scientific research at Notre Dame, aims to highlight research opportunities on campus for interested undergraduates to explore.

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Undergraduate Jonathan Jou receives Harvard stem cell summer fellowship

Author: Rebecca Wingert

Jonathan Jou

Jonathan Jou, a junior biological sciences major, is the distinguished recipient of a fellowship to perform research this summer at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) in Cambridge, MA. Jou was selected from a highly competitive applicant pool, open to current students at Harvard or any college or university across the United States and internationally, to participate in the HSCI Summer Internship Program (HIP).

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"Wnt signaling, Lgr5 stem cells, organoids and cancer"


Location: 105 Jordan Hall


John A. Lynch Endowed Lecture 

Professor Hans Clevers

Professor Hans Clevers, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the Hubrecht Institute.  

Hans Clevers obtained his MD degree in 1984 and his PhD degree in 1985 from the University Utrecht, the Netherlands. He worked as a postdoc (1986-1989) with Cox Terhorst at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of the Harvard University, Boston, USA.

From 1991-2002, he was a Professor in Immunology at the University Utrecht and a Professor in Molecular Genetics since 2002. From 2002-2012, he was the Director of the Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht. From 2012-2015, he was the President of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). Professor Clevers began serving as the Director of Research of the Princess Maxima Center for pediatric oncology in June of 2015. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur (2005), the Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion (2012), and the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (2014).


A reception will follow in the Jordan Hall of Science Reading Room.



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