BME Assoc. Prof. Schneiders among five Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Awards

Michael Schnieders

Schnieders is a leader in using physics-based simulation and modeling to understand protein structure, work that has important applications in areas such as genetics, drug design, and disease diagnostics. In addition to his own research, Schnieders has had sustained success in supporting Iowa undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of prestigious national scholarships and fellowships, and in the past few years has mentored 10 recipients. He also has developed a successful program through which he mentors students at West Liberty High School in West Liberty, Iowa, who are interested in STEM careers.

“Dr. Schnieders has distinguished himself through his excellent scholarship, outstanding mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and consistent ability to attract external funding to support his research,” Harriet Nembhard, dean of the College of Engineering, wrote in a letter of support.

Schnieders earned a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Iowa and a Doctor of Science in biomedical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. He joined Iowa as an assistant professor of biochemistry and biomedical engineering in 2012.

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Michael Schnieders