Daniel Schmidt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Minnesota
Dept. of Genetics, Cell Biology & Development

6-160 Jackson Hall | 321 Church Street SE
Office: MCB 4-124
Phone: (612) 625–1180
Email / Google Scholar


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Biological Sciences

The Rockefeller University, 2005–2010

Advisor: Roderick MacKinnon
"Lipid chemistry and membrane tension modulate ion channel function"

Diplom, Biochemistry

Eberhard-Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, 1999–2005

Advisors: Thorsten Nürnberger
“The GTPase Cycle of the Signal Recognition Particle Receptor beta-subunit”


AWARDS AND HONORS

  • NARSAD Young Investigator Award (2016-2018)
  • Sara Elizabeth O’Brien Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (2014-2015)
  • Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011–2014)
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Scholarship (2006–2009)
  • David Baltimore Fellowship (2006–2010)
  • Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (1999-2001)

INTERESTS

Scientific: Optogenetics, Ion Channel Physiology, Protein Engineering, Universal Protein Design Rules, Phenotypic High-Throughput Screening, Small Open Reading Frames, Peptide Toxins

Recreational: Overlanding, Kayaking, Cartography

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