Cameron Schmidt

Assistant Professor

Life Sciences and Biotechnology Building 2414

Schmidt Lab


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Bioenergetics and Redox Systems Biology, East Carolina University, 2018- 2022
  • PhD., Physiology, East Carolina University, 2018
  • B.S., Biology, The University of Akron, 2013

    Research Interests

    My lab is broadly interested in understanding how interactions between the physical microenvironment and metabolism inform the emergent properties of cells and tissues. Our primary focus is on the integrative cellular bioenergetics that facilitate animal fertility and reproduction. More specifically, we are investigating how the reproductive microenvironment influences the function and fitness of gametes (sperm and eggs) during fertilization. In our spare time, we work collaboratively with other research groups to address challenges in other areas of basic and clinical science, such as drug resistance in cancer or measuring the metabolic effects of environmental toxicant exposures. We love working with live cells, fluorescent molecules, computers, and mathematical/statistical thinking.


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