Michael F. Schmidt

Aug. 19, 2015; Michael Schmidt - Patent Law. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

Aug. 19, 2015; Michael Schmidt – Patent Law. (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)


Masters of Science in Patent Law – University of Notre Dame (Expected)

Bachelors of Science in Biology – University of Washington

Michael Schmidt is a biologist with prior research in the Invasion Ecology of the Pacific Northwest “Post-dispersal Seed Predation and its Effects on Non-native Ilex aquifolium in the Coastal Pacific northwest” and protein folding as it relates to Amyloid diseases “Cross-Species Comparison and Evolutionary Analysis of Amyloid-? A4”.

During his undergrad, Michael worked in a paleo botany lab at the University of Washington, under Dr. Caroline Stromberg, Curator of Paleo botany at the Burke Museum, classifying silicified cells for the discovery of historical ecological composition.

Additionally Michael has experience with bioinformatics technologies such as genome sequencing analysis technologies and databases.

Post-graduation, Michael worked as a service representative for a weight loss clinic in the greater Seattle area. He spent most of his time there researching and teaching nutrition, fitness, and advising clients on healthy lifestyle changes.

While earning his MS in Patent Law at Notre Dame he is taking courses in Patent prosecution, patent laws, searching, and drafting. Additionally, he taking graduate courses in molecular biology and biogeochemistry.

In his free time, Michael climbs and backpacks in his home region, the Pacific Northwest, and is looking forward to his second climb of Mount Rainier in the coming summer. He is hoping to relocate back to the Pacific Northwest at some point in his career.


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