Center Affiliation and Expertise: Water Quality
Dr. Schultz is a subject matter expert in radiochemistry, radiopharmaceutical science, environmental radiochemistry, and nuclear science. His research platform includes quantitative redox biology and free radical chemistry toward the development of a more detailed understanding of cancer and for the development of new targeted imaging and therapy agents for metastatic melanoma. This research is focused on Dr Schultz’s discovery of a new class of compounds that target tumor cell mitochondria and promotes cancer cell specific cell death via induced oxidative stress mechanisms. His environmental radiochemistry research is currently focused on co-extraction of significant quantities of natural radioactivity that occurs with the use of new mining technologies. These initiatives involve working toward a complete understanding the environmental chemistry of co-extracted natural radionuclides, seasonal impacts on radionuclide solubility and bioavailability and cellular mechanisms of incorporation of these radionuclides into phytoplankton, zooplankton, macrophytes, and higher organisms.