Holly Goodson

Science Director
Professor of Chemistry

<strong>Science Director</strong><br>Professor of Chemistry
439 Stepan Chemistry
Notre Dame, IN 46556
+1 574-631-7744


Professor Goodson's research is directed towards the broad problem of biological self-organization, with a focus on the microtubule cytoskeleton. She is also interested in evolution of proteins and biochemical processes, with an emphasis on using this evolutionary perspective to study cell biological problems. Ongoing collaborative work includes efforts to create whole cell biosensors for applications in technology-limited environments.

Goodson received her A.B. degree in molecular biology from Princeton University (1988) and her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stanford University (1995). She was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Geneva (1995-1999) before coming to Notre Dame in 2000. She has received awards including a National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, a Helen Hay Whitney post-doctoral fellowship, and the Thomas P. Madden Award for Exceptional Teaching of First-Year Students. Her research is presently funded by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.