Shadia Ajam | Feb. 11, 2014 | Notre Dame College of Science
Scientia, the Undergraduate Journal of Scientific Research, hosts a monthly seminar series called Talk Science that highlights the work of undergraduate and faculty researchers in the College of Science. This month’s presenters were junior chemistry major Michael Ahlers and Matthew J. Ravosa, professor biological sciences, concurrent professor aerospace and mechanical engineering, and concurrent professor of anthropology.
Ahlers began working with Richard Taylor, associate vice president for research at the University of Notre Dame and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, during the fall of his sophomore year. He was able to continue his research on Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease in Taylor’s lab during the summer of 2013 after being awarded a summer undergraduate research fellowship by the College of Science.