Joel P. Schneider, Ph.D.

Joel P. Schneider, Ph.D.
Chief
Senior Investigator
Head, Peptide Design and Materials Section
CCR Deputy Director

The Schneider group designs and characterizes novel materials for use in tissue regenerative therapy, parenteral delivery of therapeutics, delivery of cells, and antibacterial therapy. We are particularly interested in peptide and protein-based hydrogel materials formed by self-assembly mechanisms. Our work spans molecular conception, materials synthesis, nano- and bulk mechanical materials characterization, cell-material interactions, biocompatibility, and assessment of performance efficacy. Our basic research establishes how material composition and structure influences material function, and lays the foundation to ultimately translate materials to the clinic.

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Areas of Expertise
1) peptides 2) materials science 3) hydrogels 4) chemical biology 5) organic synthesis 6) tissue engineering

Contact Info

Joel P. Schneider, Ph.D.
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 376, Room 104
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Ph: 301-846-5954
Joel.Schneider@nih.gov

The Schneider group designs and characterizes novel materials for use in tissue regenerative therapy, parenteral delivery of therapeutics, delivery of cells, and antibacterial therapy. We are particularly interested in peptide and protein-based hydrogel materials formed by self-assembly mechanisms. Our work spans molecular conception, materials synthesis, nano- and bulk mechanical materials characterization, cell-material interactions, biocompatibility, and assessment of performance efficacy. Our basic research establishes how material composition and structure influences material function, and lays the foundation to ultimately translate materials to the clinic.

Scientific Focus Areas:
Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics, Cancer Biology, Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  1. Fluorous Phase-Directed Peptide Assembly Affords Nano-Peptisomes Capable of Ultrasound-Triggered Cellular Delivery.
    Medina, SH, Michie, MS, Miller, SE, Schnermann, MJ, Schneider, JP
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition. In press, 2017. [ Journal Article ]
  2. Nagy-Smith K, Beltramo PJ, Moore E, Tycko R, Furst EM, Schneider JP
    ACS Central Science. 3: 586-597, 2017. [ Journal Article ]
  3. Medina SH, Miller SE, Keim AI, Gorka AP, Schnermann MJ, Schneider JP
    Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 55: 3369-3372, 2016. [ Journal Article ]
  4. Smith DJ, Brat GA, Medina SH, Tong D, Huang, Y, Grahammer J, Furtmüller GJ, Oh BC, Nagy-Smith KJ, Walczak P, Brandacher G, Schneider JP
    Nature Nanotechnology. 11: 95-102, 2016. [ Journal Article ]
  5. Nagy-Smith K, Moore E, Schneider JP, Tycko R
    PNAS. 112: 9816-9821, 2015. [ Journal Article ]

Dr. Schneider received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Texas A&M University with Jeffery Kelly and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics where he was a George W. Raiziss Fellow with William DeGrado studying protein design. In 1999, he began his independent career at the University of Delaware as an assistant professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and was promoted to associate and then full professor in 2009 with a secondary appointment in Materials Science and Engineering. He joined the NCI in 2010 as lab Chief of the newly established Chemical Biology Laboratory and was later appointed Deputy Director in 2015.  He currently serves as Executive Editor of Biopolymers-Peptide Science, the journal of the American Peptide Society.

Name Position
Gali Fichman Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)
Ken Ishikawa Ph.D. Research Fellow
Anshika Kapur Ph.D. Guest Researcher
Poulami Majumder Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Stephen Miller Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Allix Sanders Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Junfeng Shi Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (CRTA)
Steven Tau Postbaccalaureate Fellow
Scott Walsh, Ph.D. Staff Scientist
Yuji Yamada Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow (Visiting)