Michael Schmidt

The Medical University of South Carolina

Michael Schmidt is Professor and Vice Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology at The Medical University of South Carolina. With Vincent Racaniello, Elio Schaechter and Michele Swanson, he is one of the hosts of the podcast This Week in Microbiology.  

Latest from Michael Schmidt

Bacteria send nucleotide signals

Bacteria send nucleotide signals

Oct. 3, 2019

An homage to the life and work of Stuart Levy, and the remarkably diverse array of cyclic nucleotides synthesized by bacteria that likely mediate interactions with animal and plant hosts.
Asgards meet the Tardigrades

Asgards meet the Tardigrades

Sept. 20, 2019

Tardigrades on the Moon, and the twelve year quest to isolate an archaeon that provides insights into the emergence of the first eukaryotic cell.
A magnetotactic consortium under the sea

A magnetotactic consortium under the sea

Aug. 22, 2019

Mutualistic symbiosis between marine protists covered with magnetosome-containing bacteria.
This frass doesn’t stink

This frass doesn’t stink

Aug. 8, 2019

How the microbiome and gut anatomy of a wood-feeding beetle promotes lignocellulose deconstruction, and bacteria that degrade PET plastic.
Microbiology papers for first year students

Microbiology papers for first year students

July 26, 2019

Compelling papers suitable for teaching microbiology to undergraduate students.