University of Delaware Team

University of Delaware

Carl SchmidtC

Carl Schmidt, PhD - Dr. Schmidt has been working in the areas of bioinformatics and transcriptome analysis for the past seven years.  He is PI on a USDA award to study and improve the response of chickens to heat stress. In this context, Dr. Schmidt’s laboratory has prepared and analyzed over 400 chicken transcriptome libraries along with developing the databases and web resources necessary for sharing this data with collaborators. In addition, he is active in development of Birdbase, a web resource for avian genomics, GallusReactome, a database of chicken metabolic and signaling pathways, along with eGIFT, a web based gene-centric text-mining tool to facilitate understanding of high throughput genomics experiments. He has trained students and collected chicken samples in Uganda in an ongoing study to understand the selective pressures on backyard flocks in