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Duquesne Names New Associate Academic Vice President for Research

Duquesne University has appointed Dr. Alan W. Seadler as its new associate academic vice president for research effective July 1.  He will replace Dr. Heinz W. Machatzke, who is retiring.

In his new position, Seadler will oversee all aspects of research services, including grant administration, grant budgets, intellectual property and technology transfers.  He will report to the provost and vice president of academics.

At Duquesne, Seadler will continue to hold the Edward V. Fritzky Chair in Biotechnology Leadership and serve as director of the University’s Center for Biotechnology and as a faculty member of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

Seadler’s prior experience includes serving as president and chief executive officer for Crystalplex Corp., vice president at the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse and chief information officer at Cellomics Inc.  He has also held posts at Visible Genetics Inc., Amersham Life Science Inc. and Fisher Scientific, among others, and taught at Case Western Reserve University, John Carroll University and Cuyahoga Community College.  Seadler holds a Ph.D. in biology and a B.A. in biology from Case Western Reserve University.

Machatzke has been at Duquesne since 1989, and has served as associate academic vice president for research since 1998.

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