Michael A. Schmidt, PhD
Dr. Schmidt is co-chair of the Advanced Pattern Analysis and Countermeasures Group, MetaboLogics group, based at the Research Innovation Center, Infectious Disease Research Complex at Colorado State University. He is also Course Director of the Clinical Genomics, Proteomics, and Metabolomics Program, within the Integrative Metabolic Medicine Program at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Schmidt’s clinical and research work is focused on a systems approach to complex problems of enhancing human performance in extreme conditions. He applies these same complexity models to biomarker discovery, predictive analytics, and personalized medicine paradigms, using a convergent variables approach. Dr. Schmidt did his Ph.D. research in molecular medicine and biochemistry within the Life Sciences Division at NASA Ames Research Center, including a fellowship at NASA’s Psychophysiology Research Laboratory. He has done additional studies at Lancaster University (neuroscience) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (data and models). Dr. Schmidt is co-author of the recent paper, Personalized Medicine in Human Space Flight: Using Omics Based Analyses to Develop Individualized Countermeasures that Enhance Astronaut Safety and Performance, published in the journal Metabolomics in 2013.