Lincoln (Neb.) - Jan. 30, 2001 - Three candidates for the position of vice chancellor for research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will have on-campus interviews this month.
Richard Edwards, senior vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNL, said the three are Brooks A. Keel, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate dean for research at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita; Prem S. Paul, associate vice provost for research at Iowa State University in Ames; and Sheldon Marc Schuster, director of the Biotechnology Program at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Paul is scheduled to visit campus Feb. 6-8, Keel Feb. 11-13, and Schuster Feb. 14-16.
Keel has been on the faculty at the KU School of Medicine in Wichita since 1985 and has served as its associate dean for research since 1991. He is also professor of pediatrics and president and chief executive officer of the Women's Research Institute at the school while serving as adjunct professor of biological sciences at Wichita State University and president and clinical laboratory director of Reproductive Medicine Laboratories and Diagnostic Laboratory Services. Keel earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry at Augusta (Ga.) College (1978) and a Ph.D. in reproductive endocrinology at the Medical College of Georgia (1982). Before going to Wichita, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and a research associate in physiology and pharmacology at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion. He is the author or co-author of more than 60 peer-reviewed papers, 17 book chapters, and scores of other scholarly publications and presentations. Keel served as president of the American Association of Bioanalysts in 1998-99.
Paul, a professor of veterinary microbiology and preventive medicine at Iowa State, has been at ISU since 1985 and has been associate vice provost for research since Jan. 1, 2000. He earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree at the College of Veterinary Sciences at Panjab Agricultural University in India (1969) and a Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology (virology) at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (1975), then served as a research associate for three years in the department of large animal clinical sciences at UMTC. From 1978 to 1985, he was veterinary medical officer for reproductive diseases of swine at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center in Ames, Iowa. He is the author or co-author of more than 90 refereed publications, and 12 books, book chapters and review articles, among other publications, and has developed six patented or licensed technologies.
Schuster has been professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Florida since 1989 and director of the Biotechnology Program since 1992. He began his academic career with a 12-year stint at UNL, where he served as assistant professor of chemistry and life sciences (1976-81), and associate professor (1981-85) and professor (1985-88) of chemistry and biological sciences. While at UNL, he was a National Institutes of Health Research Career Development awardee and served concurrent years (1986-88) as director of the university's Gene Synthesis and Peptide Synthesis facilities. Before going to Florida, he served as a visiting professor in the department of biological sciences at Stanford University in the fall of 1988. Schuster earned his bachelor of science degree in biochemistry at the University of California at Davis (1970) and his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Arizona in Tucson (1974), then served two years as a postdoctoral research fellow of the NIH at the University of Wisconsin's Institute for Enzyme Research. As a scholar, he has authored or co-authored nearly 140 papers and11 patents, in addition to many other publications and presentations.
UNL seeks a replacement for Marsha Torr, who left in August to accept
at similar position at Virginia Commonwealth University. Donald Helmuth,
associate vice chancellor for research, is the interim vice chancellor.
The vice chancellor for research is the chief research officer for the
campus, and will play a major role in realizing the goals of "A 2020
Vision: The Future of Research and Graduate Education at UNL," a task
force report that outlines the university's research and graduate
education goals for the next 20 years.
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