Brian C. Schutte, PhD
Associate Professor
BPS 5162
Lansing, MI 48824
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Brian C. Schutte, PhD, Associate Professor with Tenure in the College of Human Medicine's Department of Pediatrics & Human Development and the College of Natural Science's Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, studies the role of genetic factors in common complex human diseases. The Schutte lab's primary focus is the genetic risk factors associated with two common malformations: orofacial clefts and neural tube defects. Dr. Schutte employs a family-based and population-based strategy to identify the genetic factors associated with these conditions, and uses mouse models to understand the abnormal pathways leading to defect, and to develop interventions to prevent these malformations.


Education & Training

BS Chemistry, Creighton University, Omaha, NE 4984
PhD Biochemistry, Universit of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 1988
Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Genetics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 1988-1991


Classes & Courses

MMG 404: Human Genetics
MMG 409: Molecular Cell Biology
MMG 492: Undergraduate Research Seminar
MMG 499: Undergraduate Research
GEN 800: Genetics of Neural Tube Defects Seminar
MMG 837: Human Molecular Genetics


Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

Nature Genetics, 2000, 20:187
Nature Genetics, 2002, 32:285
New England J. Med, 351:769
Nature Genetics, 2006, 38:1335
Nature Genetics, 2008, 40:1341
Nature Genetics, 20011, 43:738
Am. J. Human Genet., 2012, 90:69
Am. J. Human Genet., 2014, 94:23
Hum. Mol. Genet., 2014, 23:2711
Am. J. Human Genet., 2015, 96:397


Awards & Honors

American Institute of Chemists Award for Outstanding Student in Chemistry, 1984
NIH F32 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 1985
NIH F31 Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1988