Three candidates will interview for the director position of Nebraska’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, or EPSCoR, and Institutional Development Award, or IDeA. The candidates will visit campus between Jan. 22 to Feb.12. Each will present a seminar titled “A Vision for Nebraska EPSCoR/IDeA” and give a research presentation. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend.
The main seminars are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in the Prem S. Paul Research Center, 152 Whittier. The finalists, listed by seminar presentation date, are:
- Jan. 22 – Kendal Hirschi, professor of pediatrics, and human and molecular genetics, Baylor College of Medicine; and professor of horticulture, and associate director of research, Vegetable and Fruit Improvement Center, Texas A&M University.
- Feb. 5 – Erik Lundquist, interim associate vice chancellor, University of Kansas Office of Research, interim vice president of the University of Kansas Center for Research Inc., and professor of molecular biosciences, University of Kansas.
- Feb. 11 – Matthew Andrews, executive associate dean, College of Science, and professor of biochemistry and biophysics, Oregon State University.
Additionally, candidates will give separate research presentations.
- Jan. 23 – Kendal Hirschi: “What can yeast and weeds teach us about health and agriculture?” His presentation is 1:30 p.m. in the Food Innovation Center, Room 277, Nebraska Innovation Campus.
- Feb. 6 – Erik Lundquist: “A new model of directed axon guidance in neural circuit formation,” Columbine Room, Nebraska East Union.
- Feb. 12 – Matthew Andrews, presentation to be announced. Arbor Suite, Nebraska East Union.
Those who attend the presentations are encouraged to provide feedback via the provided evaluation forms.
Nebraska’s EPSCoR is a National Science Foundation program, aimed at building the state’s STEM research and education capacity and infrastructure. IDeA is a National Institutes of Health program, focused on biomedical fields.