Stephan Q. Schneider
Professor Stephan Q. Schneider
Dr. Schneider received his Diploma in Biology from Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Genetics from the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, and the Eberhard Karls University, Tubingen, Germany in 1996. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Organismal Biology at the University of Chicago from 1997 until 1999, at the Kewalo Marine Laboratory in Hawaii from 1999 until 2002, and the Institute for Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon, Eugene from 2002 until 2005. He was a Group Leader at the Institute for Molecular Biology at the University of Oregon, Eugene before joining the GDCB faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 2009.
Evolution of developmental and cell biological mechanisms: genesis of animal form and function. (1) Study of early development of a marine worm model system, the polychaete annelid Platynereis dumerilii, especially its early asymmetric cell divisions and their role within the early gene regulatory networks. (2) Reconstruction of ancestral features especially the developmental properties of the last common ancestor of fruit fly, nematode, sea urchin, and vertebrate – the bilaterian ancestor or more specifically the protostome/deuterostome ancestor.
634 Science Hall II
Ames, IA 50011-3223
Diploma in Biology, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, 1990
Ph.D. in Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Eberhard Karl-University, Tubingen, Germany, 1996
- Gillis, W.J., Bowerman, B.A., and Schneider, S.Q. 2008. The evolution of protostome GATA Factors: molecular phylogenetics, synteny, and intron/exon structure reveal orthologous relationships. BMC Evolutionary Biology 8(112):1-15.
- Gillis, W.J., Bowerman, B.A., and Schneider, S.Q. 2007. Ectoderm- and endomesoderm- specific GATA transcription factors in the marine polychaete Platynereis dumerilii. Evol & Dev 1:39-50.
- Schneider, S.Q. and Bowerman, B.A. 2007. Beta-catenin asymmetries after all animal/vegetal- oriented cell divisions in Platynereis dumerilii mediate binary cell-fate specification. Dev Cell 13:73-86.
- Schneider, S.Q. and Bowerman, B. 2003. Reviews: Cell Polarity and the Cytoskeleton in the Caenorhabditis elegans Zygote. Annu Rev Genet 37(221-49).
- Schneider, S.Q., Finnerty, J.R. and Martindale, M.Q. 2003. Protein Evolution: Structure-Function Relationships of the Oncogene beta-catenin in the Evolution of Multicellular Animals. JEZ (MDE) 295B:25-44.
- Schneider, S., Steinbeisser, H., Warga, R.M. and Hausen, P. 1996. Beta-catenin Translocation into Nuclei Demarcates the Dorsalizing Centers in Frog and Fish Embryos. Mech Dev 57:191-198.
- Schneider, S., Herrenknecht, K., Butz, S., Kemler, R. and Hausen, P. 1993. Catenins in Xenopus Embryogenesis and their Relation to the Cadherin-Mediated Cell-Cell Adhesion System. Development 118:629-640.
- Schneider, S., Fischer, A. and Dorresteijn, A.W.C. 1992. A Morphometric Comparison of Dissimilar Early Development in Sibling Species of Platynereis (Annelida, Polychaeta) . Roux`s Arch Dev Biol 201:243-256.