Marty Scholtz, the first of four candidates interviewing to become Nebraska’s next vice chancellor for research and economic development, will participate in a public presentation at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 9 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Nebraska Union Heritage Room.
Sholtz is executive associate vice president for research and professor of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular and cellular medicine, at Texas A&M University. He will participate in campus interviews Jan. 8-10.
A Nebraska alumnus, Schlotz is a full-tenured professor of biochemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M. He joined Texas A&M’s research division in 2010 after having served six years as chair of molecular and cellular medicine in the university’s College of Medicine.
He started at Texas A&M in 1993 as an assistant professor of medical biochemistry and genetics. He was granted tenure in 1999.
Scholtz graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in chemistry from Nebraska in 1984. He earned a doctorate in chemistry in 1989 from the University of California, Berkeley. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s School of Medicine from 1989 to 1993.
His research program has focused on fundamental studies on the folding, stability and solubility of proteins and peptides. His research activities have been supported by the National Institutes of Health, The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, The Robert A. Welch Foundation, Amgen, Inc. and The Advanced Research Program of the State of Texas.
Other candidates and their interview dates are: Richard Hichwa, University of Iowa, Jan. 10-12; Robert (Bob) Wilhelm, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Jan. 17-19; and Mo Dehghani, Stevens Institute of Technology.
Members of the campus community are encouraged to attend the public presentations and provide input on each candidate’s strengths and weaknesses. The Scholtz feedback form is available online.