Eric W. Schmidt
William R. Droschkey Endowed Chair in Pharmacy
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry L. S. Skaggs Pharmacy Institute
Adjunct Professor of Biology, College of Science
NIH Fellowship 1999-2001 Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D. 1999 Scripps Institution of Oceanography
B.S. 1994 University of California at San Diego
The mission of our laboratory is to understand the origin of chemical diversity, and to apply that diversity to drug discovery and the synthetic biology of new materials to serve human health.
We are funded by National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Science Foundation, and others.
Current projects include:
Biosynthesis of natural products in marine animals
RiPP biosynthesis and synthetic biology
Discovery of non-opioid drugs to treat pain
New treatments for infectious diseases
Research Group Members
B.Tech. 2010: Pharmaceutical Technology, Anna University, Chennai
M.S. 2015: Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
Research interest: Non-ribosomal peptide biosynthesis
Albeb is a current visiting scholar of the U from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He works under the Philippine Mollusk Symbiont – International Cooperative Biodiversity Group (PMS-ICBG). His current research interest is marine natural product chemistry of mollusk associated bacteria and bioassay development for infectious diseases, and neuroactive compounds using zebrafish models. He works with Drs. Eric Schmidt and Margo Haygood for chemistry and symbiosis work, Dr. Louis Barrows for the development of bioassays for screening compounds with anti-HIV, tuberculosis, and tularemia activities, and with Dr. Randall Peterson for screening neuroactive and anti-pain compounds using zebrafish embryos’ behavior as model. In his free time, he usually plays video games or fiddle with his guitar.
B.S. 2014: Medicinal Chemistry, Ocean University of China
M.S. 2017: Medicinal Chemistry, Ocean University of China
PhD Graduate student, Prof. Huashi Guan's lab
Ocean University of China
Prospective graduate students can join the group via the Biological Chemistry or Molecular Biology Programs.
Prospective postdoctoral fellows should send a CV and statement of interest to Dr. Schmidt.
Undergraduate researchers: please email Dr. Schmidt.