Life Sciences

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    Mary Ann McDowell

    Department of Biological Sciences

    With a research interest in the immunobiology of infectious diseases, Mary Ann McDowell of the Department of Biological Sciences is also a member of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health. » Read More

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    Michelle Wirth

    Department of Psychology

    Psychologist Michelle Wirth studies the physiology of emotion and motivation with a focus on neuroendocrine systems. » Read More

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    Ryan K. Roeder

    Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Bioengineering Graduate Program

    Prof. Ryan K. Roeder leads efforts in biomaterials, biomechanics, orthopaedics, and materials engineering research and education at Notre Dame. » Read More

“The life sciences address some of the most pressing and important issues facing us in the 21st century. We invite you to join internationally recognized faculty in state-of-the-art facilities to help us solve complex and multifaceted problems that touch all of our lives.”
€“ Christine M. Maziar, Vice President and Senior Associate Provost of the University

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    Chemistry/Biochemistry Student

    Katie Ward

    Katherine Ward, a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, studies an enzyme that is a hallmark of inflammation, Cytosolic Phospholipase A2. » Read More

  • Departments and Programs

    Several of Notre Dame’s graduate programs offer a disciplinary home for students who wish to study some aspect of the life sciences—whether that study is grounded in biology, biochemistry, engineering, psychology, mathematics, or at the intersection of two or more of these subjects.

    Depending on your background and interests, you may apply to one of the following departments or programs:

    Doctoral Programs

    Notre Dame graduate programs are rich in research and education in the environmental sciences as well as the life sciences.

    In The News

    New study reveals links between alcoholic liver disease and the circadian clock


    Researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the Indiana University School of Medicine have revealed a putative role for the circadian clock in the liver in the development of alcohol-induced hepatic steatosis, or fatty liver disease.