Paper-based counterfeit drug testing gains attention

Author: Marissa Gebhard and Gene Stowe

A female student holds two paper-based counterfeit drug strips, which will become part of a larger pad later A female student holds two paper-based counterfeit drug strips, which will become part of a larger pad later.

Marya Lieberman, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame, has collaborated with faculty and students to demonstrate advances in paper analytical devices (PADs) to test for counterfeit drugs. The promising low-tech solution has received broad attention in the scientific community. Lieberman’s work was featured in Chemical and Engineering News and presented recently at the American Chemical Society’s 244th National Meeting in Philadelphia. Read More

Words in action: English Department faculty bring science and literature expertise into ND HPS

Author: Jessica Baron

Highlighting the strength in science & literature at Notre Dame

Laura Dassow Walls

William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English

Laura Walls new photo

Research includes:

  • literature and natural science in 19th-century America, especially Thoreau, Emerson, Melville, and Poe, along with Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, and Louis Agassiz.
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Catherine Jackson Joins the HPS Program

Author: Jessica Baron

Catherine Jackson

The HPS program would like to welcome Catherine Jackson as its first postdoctoral fellow! Professor Jackson received her first Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Cambridge University and her second Ph.D. in History of Science from University College London. She was most recently a Gordon Cain Teaching Fellow at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Read More