Evan Keller to serve as inaugural OVPC Director of Research Cores
Evan Keller, D.V.M., Ph.D., associate director of shared resources at the Rogel Cancer Center, has been appointed to a new directorship in the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President for Research, according to Vice President for Research Rebecca Cunningham, M.D.
"I am pleased to announce that Evan Keller, a professor with more than 20 years of experience at the University of Michigan, will soon join the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) as our inaugural Director of Research Cores,” said Cunningham.
“Research cores are an essential component to support the university research enterprise. As director, Keller will work with faculty and staff to strengthen and expand shared equipment, facilities and facilitate services to better support our research community.”
Keller’s initial two-year appointment took effect February 1, and he will also continue in his role at Rogel Cancer Center.
The new position was created at the recommendation of the U-M Cores Assessment Committee. The group was tasked in 2021 by OVPR and the Biosciences Initiative to help identify and prioritize ways to improve institutional support of cores and the wider research community it serves.
As inaugural director, Keller has been charged with leading the development of guidance and best practices in cores operations across units, and to help to increase collaboration, networking, and partnerships with U-M faculty and staff involved with cores.
Keller joined the U-M Medical School in 1998. He is a professor of urology and pathology, as well as an associate professor of comparative pathology, and his research focuses on prostate cancer metastasis. He has also worked closely with faculty and unit leadership across U-M in launching and managing multiple cores and program project grants.
“I am confident that Dr. Keller will bring innovation to this new position and to our research ecosystem,” said Cunningham. “Please join me in congratulating him as our inaugural Director of Research Cores."