Dr. Schultz joined the Chemical Engineering department at Lehigh University in 2013 following two years of postdoctoral studies at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Previously, she completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 2011. Subsequently, she joined the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder as a postdoctoral scholar.
Her research interests are in the areas of rheology of hydrogels, self-assembled macromolecular precursors, and the role of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in remodeling enzymatically cleavable hydrogels.
Dr. Schultz is recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award from the American Chemical Society's Polymer Chemistry Division; a select invitee at the University of Washington Distinguished Young Scholars Summer Seminar Series; recipient of the prestigious Fraser and Shirley Russell Teaching Fellowship at Delaware and a NSF graduate research fellowship that supported her dissertation research at Delaware.