Paul Helquist, Ph.D. and Olaf Wiest, Ph.D.
Strategies for Development of Therapies for Niemann-Pick Type C Disease
Dr. Helquist received his B.A. in chemistry in 1969 from the University of Minnesota and his Ph.D. in chemistry in 1972 from Cornell University. After a year and a half as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, Dr. Helquist joined the faculty at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he later became professor of chemistry. In 1984 he moved to Notre Dame where he served as chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for five years.
Professor Wiest obtained his Diploma (M.S.) in 1991 and his Dr. rer. nat (Ph.D.) in 1993 from the University of Bonn in Germany. He then spent two years as a Feodor Lynen Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of California at Los Angeles. In 1995, he joined the Notre Dame faculty and became full professor in 2005 in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.