Christine E. Schmidt, PhD

Christine E. Schmidt, PhD
Professor and Chair
J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Florida

Research Interests
Dr. Schmidt’s research ischmidt2014s focused on engineering novel materials and therapeutic systems to stimulate damaged peripheral and spinal neurons to regenerate. They take a unique approach to this problem using electrically conducting polymers and natural-based materials (e.g., hyaluronic acid-based biomaterials, decellularized tissues) to create therapies that can electrically, chemically, biologically and mechanically trigger neurons, at both the macroscopic and nanometer-scales.

Link to laboratory website

Degrees and Training

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Illinois
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT