Campus appoints G. Steven Martin new interim vice chancellor for research

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The campus announced G. Steven Martin, campus professor emeritus of cell and developmental biology, as its new interim vice chancellor for research in an email from Chancellor Carol Christ sent to the campus community Thursday afternoon. His appointment will be effective Monday.

Martin will be taking the place of former vice chancellor for research Paul Alivisatos, who was recently appointed executive vice chancellor and provost.

The campus noted Martin’s contributions as dean of the Division of Biological Sciences from 2011 to 2016 in the announcement. During this time, he oversaw the recruitment of 25 new faculty members, supported fundraisers for research and educational initiatives — such as the Innovative Genomics Initiative and the Biology Scholars Program — and was greatly involved in the transition to and continuing relationship with Campus Shared Services.

“(Martin) will bring to this interim role an on-the-ground understanding of research administration as well as demonstrated success in fostering faculty-led interdisciplinary research programs,” Christ wrote in the email.

Martin will serve through the fall semester while the campus conducts an internal search for the next vice chancellor for research. A search committee is currently being created and will call for nominations shortly, according to the email.

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