Daniel Schmidt[Email: schmida, followed by @media.mit.edu ]
Daniel obtained a Ph.D. from Rockefeller University, where he studied how lipid chemistry and membrane tension modulate ion channel function. Before, he studied biochemistry at the Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen. His research focuses on the engineering of novel molecular tools for the study of complex processes ranging from brain function to cancer.
Schmidt, D., Tillberg, P. W.*, Chen, F.*, Boyden, E. S. (2013) A fully genetically-encoded protein architecture for optical control of peptide ligand concentration, Nature Communications, 5:3019. (* equal contribution)
Zamft, B. M.*, Marblestone, A. H.*, Kording, K., Schmidt, D., Martin-Alarcon, D., Tyo, K., Boyden, E. S., Church, G. (2012) Measuring Cation Dependent DNA Polymerase Fidelity Landscapes by Deep Sequencing, PLoS ONE 7(8): e43876. (* co-first authors)