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    Paul Bohn

    Director

    Paul Bohn

    Director

  2. Rebecca Corrente

    Laboratory Support Coordinator

    Rebecca Corrente

    Laboratory Support Coordinator

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    Brenda Cruz Gonzalez

    Laboratory Technician

    Brenda Cruz Gonzalez

    Laboratory Technician

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    Corrine Hornbeck

    Program Coordinator

    Corrine Hornbeck

    Program Coordinator

    Corrine Hornbeck joined Notre Dame Research in 2016 and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health.

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    Karen Joseph

    Program Assistant

    Karen Joseph

    Program Assistant

    Karen Joseph joined the Berthiaume Institute for Precision Health in 2021 as the Program Assistant. She is responsible for the planning and execution of BIPH meetings, events, and programming, and offers administrative support to the institute’s staff, affiliated faculty, and students. Karen also offers administrative support to the Center for Bioanalytic Metrology. Before joining the Berthiaume Institute, Karen worked at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies as the Administrative Assistant for Events. Karen holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from Bethel University.

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    Prakash Nallathamby

    Associate Director

    Prakash Nallathamby

    Associate Director

    Prakash is a nanoparticle engineer (h-index 20) with more than 12 years of multidisciplinary expertise in synthesis of nanomaterials, biomedical imaging, cancer biology, nanotoxicology, and targeted therapeutics/ diagnostics. Contact me for collaborations, partnerships, and consulting opportunities. The driving force behind my research is to make nanoparticle-based technologies accessible to all research groups. Prakash uses unique interdisciplinary research experience with nanoscale sensor materials, to elucidate inter-cell trafficking and defense mechanisms of abnormal cells (e.g., cancer, MDR bacteria) with the aim of exploiting this knowledge for early detection and targeted therapies. He has secondary research interests in nanotoxicology and scaling up the synthesis of nanomaterials from lab scale to pilot scale with a niche focus on anisotropic and Janus nanoparticles. He has tertiary interests in the application of plasmonic nanomaterials in the field of metamaterials, sensors, catalysis and improving the efficiency of renewable energy sources. Prakash has won multiple awards as a consultant for Innocentive (a crowd-sourced initiative by former Eli Lilly scientists), and he is a successful applicant for research grants in an academic setting. His combined work experience in industry, academics and as a consultant gives him a diverse skill set that makes him highly adaptable and allows him to work strongly in an individual as well as in a team setting, As part of his research, he has published more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, been cited more than 2500 times, co-authored 1 book chapter, and patented 7 applications.

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    Arnie Phifer

    Associate Director

    Arnie Phifer

    Associate Director

    Arnie Phifer joined Notre Dame Research in 2010. He currently serves as Associate Director of the Berthiaume Institute, where he oversees operations and administration. He also serves as Operations Manager for the NSF-support Center for Bioanalytic Metrology. Phifer is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (BA 1990) and has an MS degree from the University of Massachusetts. Before returning to ND, he supported research efforts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, D.C.) and the Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science (Pasadena, CA).