Lincoln, Neb. —Dr. Oleh Khalimonchuk has been named interim director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Nebraska Redox Biology Center.
Khalimonchuk is a Susan Rosowski Professor of Biochemistry. He joined the Department of Biochemistry as an assistant professor in 2011 and has since built an internationally recognized research program on mitochondrial homeostasis, heme biosynthesis and cellular stress responses. His research has earned many grants, including continuous support from the National Institutes of Health.
Khalimonchuk is also a member of the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and an affiliate member of the Center for Iron and Heme Disorders at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
“We are very fortunate to have such an outstanding colleague lead the Redox Biology Center in new and exciting initiatives,” said Ron Yoder, senior associate vice chancellor for UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “Oleh’s skills as a team builder will strengthen future interdisciplinary research projects and training priorities in the center.”
Khalimonchuk’s appointment became effective Aug. 1.