Casey O'Donnell | Octorber 22, 2014
Every month, Notre Dame students gather in the Jordan Hall of Science to learn about ongoing scientific research at the University.
Called Talk Science, this monthly event is organized by Scientia, Notre Dame’s Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research. Students enjoy pizza and beverages while listening to presentations by undergraduate and faculty researchers. These presentations encourage students to engage with research outside their disciplines and give them a glimpse of a few of the myriad opportunities available for research at Notre Dame. On Wednesday, October 8, students heard from Jeff Hansen and Professor Brian Baker.
Hansen, a senior biological sciences major, secured a research position at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) this summer through the Well’s Internship program. At IUSM, Hansen worked in Dr. Patrick Fueger’s lab and conducted research on diabetes.
Brian M. Baker is a professor of chemistry and biochemistry and the associate dean of research and graduate studies for the College of Science. Baker’s lab is part of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, and his team studies the mechanics behind the immune system’s molecule-recognition abilities.