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Rebecca Schmidt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology (2013)School of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Lawrence University
Ph.D., Mayo Graduate School

After graduating with a B.A. (Biology) from Lawrence University (Appleton, WI), Dr. Schmidt earned her Ph.D.(Biomedical Sciences–Cell Biology & Genetics) from the Mayo Clinic Graduate School (Rochester, MN) and trained as a post-doctoral researcher studying Microbiology and Immunology at National Jewish Health and the University of Colorado (Denver, CO). Dr. Schmidt has 16 published articles and reviews ranging from cancer biology to microbiology and infectious disease and enjoys guiding research experiences with students. In 2018, she was recognized for Excellence in Mentoring by IINSPIRE LSAMP (Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation in STEM).

Our programs related to biological studies at UIU stand out through the diversity of career applications available after graduation. Our goal is to prepare you for wide variety of paths on the whole scale of biology, from the cell to the biosphere. Whether your plan is to study disease at the level of our cells and genes, the workings of an athlete’s body, the health of an agricultural field, or the conservation of our natural resources, you will find a path of study at UIU that excites your interests and prepares you for next step.

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