The Schmidt Lab

Welcome to the homepage of the Schmidt Laboratory at the University of Michigan.  In our lab we study the physiology, ecology and evolution of microbes and the communities in which they thrive.   Our discoveries contribute to an improved understanding of human health and sustainable ecosystems.  
From Left to Right: Erik Schmidt, Robert Hein, Brendan O'Neill, Byron Smith, Rachel Bessire, Kwi Kim, Steven Stoddard, Matthew Hoostal, Tom Schmidt, Clive Waldron, and Alex Schmidt.  Not Pictured: Arvind Venkataraman, Brad Pingel