The Schnell Lab Team

The Schnell laboratory embodies physiologists, biophysicists, mathematical and computational biologists, emphasizing lively and multidisciplinary teamwork with other research groups within the university, the USA and abroad.


If you are interested in pursuing your research at the Schnell Lab, please visit our Join our team webpage.

Principal Investigator


Santiago Schnell, DPhil (Oxon), FRSC

Interim Chair of the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

John A. Jacquez Professor of Physiology

Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Professor of Computational Medicine & Biology

William K. Brehm Investigator, Brehm Center for Diabetes Research



Postdoctoral Fellows

Justin Eilertsen, PhD

PhD in Applied Mathematics

Florida State University

Doctoral Students

Maxwell DeNies

PhD in Cellular & Molecular Biology

University of Michigan Medical School

Co-Mentor: Allen Liu

Allison Ho

PhD in Molecular & Integrative Physiology

University of Michigan Medical School

Co-mentor: Jun Hee Lee

Undergraduate Students

Zenny Chu

Biomedical Engineering major

John Hopkins University

Adam B Siedlik

Henry Ford College

Co-mentor: Wylie Stroberg

Research/Technical Staff

Malgorzata Tyczynska

MSc in Mathematical Modeling and Computation

Technical University of Denmark and

Korea Advanced Institute Science and Technology


Research Associate

Mariana Rodriguez Ortiz

PG Dip Psychodynamic

University of Oxford


Senior Research Associate

Academic Visitors (2017)

Jonathan Harrison

University of Oxford


Academic visitor (March 2017)

Paul Kulesa

Stowers Institute for Medical Research


Academic visitor (August 2017)

Philip K. Maini, FRS

Statutory Professor in Mathematical Biology

University of Oxford


Academic visitor (August 2017)

Thomas E. Wooley, DPhil (Oxon)

Junior Research Fellow, St John's College

University of Oxford


Academic vistor (April 2017)

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