Schnieders Receives NSF CAREER Award

Michael Schnieders, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and researcher at the Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, has been selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to receive a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.  The award is for $294,770 for five years.

The CAREER award is the most prestigious NSF honor for junior faculty and recognizes research and teaching excellence, as well as scholars who are likely to become future academic leaders. The award, presented to engineers and scientists across the country, is designed to help universities attract and retain outstanding young faculty members.

Schnieders received his CAREER Award for his project entitled “CAREER: Chemical Theory for the Protein Crystal Folding Problem.”

His current research interests are focused on the molecular biophysics theory and high performance computational algorithms that are essential to reducing the time and cost of engineering new pharmaceuticals. A complementary goal of his is to understand patient specific responses to pharmaceuticals by integrating genetic information and molecular phenotypes.

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