Dr. Schmoutz is an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Neuroscience at LSU Health Sciences Center. His research interests include neuropsychopharmacology, neuroendocrinology, and zebrafish models of neuropsychiatric disorders. As an educator, Dr. Schmoutz teaches topics of neuroscience and neuropharmacology to graduate and medical students. In his free time, Dr. Schmoutz likes to sing, act, and dance in musical theater and opera productions.
The Schmoutz Laboratory evaluates neuropharmacological therapeutics through advanced behavioral and neurochemical techniques. We are actively developing novel zebrafish models of neuropsychiatric disorders, including addiction, epilepsy, anxiety, and PTSD. These zebrafish models are high-throughput and inexpensive, allowing us to quickly answer important neuropsychopharmacological questions in a cost-effective manner. To accomplish these research goals, we utilize many novel open-source software and hardware solutions including 3-D printing for rapid prototyping, Arduino microcontrollers for automated behavioral experiments, and R for data analysis. We are interested in further collaborations from like-minded researchers both in industry and academia.
PhD in Neuropharmacology, 2013
LSU Health Sciences Center
BS in Neuroscience, 2005
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Behavioral, neurochemical, animal husbandry, and analytical techniques used by the Schmoutz Laboratory
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Dr. Schmoutz lectures in the following courses at LSU Health Sciences Center: