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

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.
In the company of Elio

In the company of Elio

July 12, 2019

Elio Schaechter's career, his work in microbiology, and his love for microbes and mushrooms.
PhD Balance

PhD Balance

June 28, 2019

Mental health in graduate school and NIH peer review.
Unexpectedly pathogenic bacteriophages

Unexpectedly pathogenic bacteriophages

June 1, 2019

An extracellular bacterium associated with Paramecium, and induction of antiviral immunity by a bacteriophage that prevents bacterial clearance.