Sean Kassen, Ph.D.
Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund (APMRF)
Sean Kassen is the Director of the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund at the University of Notre Dame. In this role he is responsible for administering all of the functions of the Fund which includes advancing Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease research, fundraising, managing the grants program, and raising awareness of NPC disease.
Sean has been intimately involved in these efforts to find a cure for NPC disease for the past 10 years. Prior to this new position, he was the Director of Academic Advancement for the College of Science at the University of Notre Dame.
Sean received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Alma College in Alma, MI and his Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from the University of Notre Dame.