Department Chair and John A. Jacquez Collegiate Professor of Physiology
Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
License in Biology, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, University of Oxford
Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church, University of Oxford
Ordinary Research Fellow of the Wellcome Trust, Centre for Mathematical Biology
Dr. Schnell and his research group develop methods and models to obtain high-quality measurements with rigor, reproducibility, and robustness in the biomedical sciences. Dr. Schnell’s research departs from the premise that there is a continuum between health and disease. If we are capable of measuring this continuum, we will be in the position of detecting disease earlier and understanding it better to intervene more precisely. Dr. Schnell work has substantially altered the view of measuring and modeling enzyme-catalyzed reactions under non-physiology and physiological conditions. He has also made substantive contributions in diverse areas by developing mathematical models of complex physiological systems with the goal of identifying the key mechanisms underlying the behavior of the system as a whole.
An internationally renowned theoretical physiologist and mathematical biologist, Dr. Schnell has published over 145 peer-reviewed publications, one book and has received multiple awards in recognition of his research and teaching endeavors. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society for Mathematical Biology, and the Latin American Academy of Sciences. He is also a US National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine. Dr. Schnell has remained funded by external and internal sources throughout his career. He served as associate director of the Indiana University Biocomplexity Institute and President of the Society for Mathematical Biology. He serves in the editorial boards of Biophysical Chemistry, Biomolecular Concepts, Cancer Research, Current Opinion in Systems Biology, and Journal of Theoretical Biology. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Mathematical Biosciences.
Mood Affect Physiology in Bipolar Disorder, Standards for Measuring and Reporting Enzymology Data
Brehm Center for Diabetes Research | Center for Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics | Center for RNA Biomedicine | Center for Systems Biology | Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care | Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering | Michigan Institute for Data Science
Community and Professional Affiliation(s)
American Association for the Advancement of Science | American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology | European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology | Latin American Academy of Sciences | Royal Society of Chemistry | Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics | Society for Mathematical Biology
Computational Biology | Computational Data Science | Data science / Analytics / AI | Mathematical modeling & statistical analysis
- Molecular aspects of pancreatic beta cell failure and diabetes
- Inferring the effects of honokiol on the Notch signaling pathway in SW480 colon cancer cells
- Loss of the ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme UBE2W results in susceptibility to early postnatal lethality and defects in skin, immune, and male reproductive systems.
- Co-investigator of: Systems and Integrative Biology Training Grant
- Principal investigator of: Interfacing computation and engineering with digestive and metabolic physiology
- Co-investigator of: ENHANCEMENT OF BIOMARKERS FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES