Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

  • Genetics Cluster Faculty Members

    Michael Schnieders

    Michael Schnieders, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering
    (319) 335-7891

    Research Interest(s)

    Our research is focused on understanding inherited diseases by using computational molecular biophysics theory and high performance computational algorithms to map genetic information onto molecular phenotypes. Technological problems we are addressing include 1) formulation of physics based theories of protein structure and function 2) incorporation of these theories into high performance computer codes 3) validation of simulation methods against experiment and 4) application of the resulting technology to disease genes.  In particular, we apply this technology to help answer fundamental questions about the causes of inherited eye diseases, inherited deafness and inherited metabolic disorders.

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