Eric Schmidt joins University of Lynchburg and the Physician Assistant Medicine faculty with a research background revolving around genetic analysis of mouse models of human disease. As an NRSA postdoctoral scholar at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, he investigated the genetic basis of osteoarthritis susceptibility. This research utilized microsurgical and histological techniques coupled with statistical genetics and gene mapping protocols, resulting in identification of several susceptibility loci in an experimental population of segregating mice.
Dr. Schmidt received his PhD in Medical Science from the University of Calgary, where he studied craniofacial growth and development. Using a combination of molecular and morphometric approaches, he investigated the developmental basis of non-syndromic cleft lip liability in inbred mice.
Prior to that, he obtained his MS in Organismal Biology and Anatomy from the University of Chicago after receiving a BA in Anthropology and BS in Biology from Penn State University.
- Gross Human Anatomy
- Medical Informatics