Positions

Overview

  • I am generally interested in discovering and characterizing mechanisms by which cells control gene expression. Much of my career has focused on the regulation of ribosomal RNA synthesis, using an array of biochemical, genetic, and genomic approaches. As an independent academic investigator, I am privileged to be involved in the act of discovery every day. In addition, I take my roles as mentor and educator equally serious. Our goal is to create an environment where we can aggressively ask and answer important questions while training the next generation of scientists to be careful, critical, and content in the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Coordinated Control of rRNA Processing by RNA Polymerase ITrends in Genetics.  35:724-733. 2019
    2019 Discovery of novel inhibitors of ribosome biogenesis by innovative high throughput screening strategiesEuropean Journal of Histochemistry.  476:2209-2219. 2019
    2019 A Novel Assay for RNA Polymerase i Transcription Elongation Sheds Light on the Evolutionary Divergence of Eukaryotic RNA PolymerasesBiomarker Insights2019
    2018 NETSeq reveals heterogeneous nucleotide incorporation by RNA polymeraseProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  115:E11633-E11641. 2018
    2018 The A12.2 Subunit Is an Intrinsic Destabilizer of the RNA Polymerase I Elongation ComplexJournal of Human Lactation.  114:2507-2515. 2018
    2018 Small-Molecule Targeting of RNA Polymerase I Activates a Conserved Transcription Elongation CheckpointHuman Gene Therapy Clinical Development.  23:404-414. 2018
    2017 Quantifying the influence of 5′-RNA modifications on RNA polymerase I activityChemist.  230:84-88. 2017
    2017 Targeting RNA-polymerase I in both chemosensitive and chemoresistant populations in epithelial ovarian cancerCurrent Obesity Reports.  23:6529-6540. 2017
    2017 Multisubunit RNA Polymerase Cleavage Factors Modulate the Kinetics and Energetics of Nucleotide Incorporation: An RNA Polymerase i Case StudyBiomarker Insights.  56:5654-5662. 2017
    2017 Transcription factors that influence RNA polymerases I and II: To what extent is mechanism of action conserved?Advances in Urology.  1860:246-255. 2017
    2017 Multiplexed, Tethered Particle Microscopy for Studies of DNA-Enzyme DynamicsMethods in Enzymology.  582:415-435. 2017
    2016 Direct characterization of transcription elongation by RNA polymerase IPLoS ONE.  11. 2016
    2016 The transcription factor THO promotes transcription initiation and elongation by RNA Polymerase IJournal of Biological Chemistry.  291:3010-3018. 2016
    2015 Transient-State Kinetic Analysis of the RNA Polymerase i Nucleotide Incorporation MechanismJournal of Human Lactation.  109:2382-2393. 2015
    2015 A Single Molecule Perspective of Elongation by RNA Polymerase IJournal of Human Lactation.  108:508a-508a. 2015
    2015 Functional divergence of eukaryotic RNA polymerases: Unique properties of RNA polymerase I suit its cellular roleGene.  556:19-26. 2015
    2015 Purification of active RNA polymerase I from yeastMethods in Molecular Biology.  1276:281-289. 2015
    2015 Spt6 is essential for rRNA synthesis by RNA polymerase IMolecular and Cellular Biology.  35:2321-2331. 2015
    2014 Hu antigen R (HuR) is a positive regulator of the RNA-binding proteins TDP-43 and FUS/TLS: Implications for amyotrophic lateral sclerosisJournal of Biological Chemistry.  289:31792-31804. 2014
    2014 A user’s guide to the ribosomal DNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeMethods in Molecular Biology.  1205:303-328. 2014
    2014 Differences in the composition of the human antibody repertoire by b cell subsets in the bloodFrontiers in Immunology.  5. 2014
    2014 Single Molecule Investigation of RNA Polymerase I using Multiplexed Tethered Particle MotionJournal of Human Lactation.  106:489a-489a. 2014
    2014 Using heterogeneity of the patient-derived xenograft model to identify the chemoresistant population in ovarian cancerOncotarget.  5:8750-8764. 2014
    2013 Divergent contributions of conserved active site residues to transcription by Eukaryotic RNA polymerases I and IIHuman Gene Therapy Clinical Development.  4:974-984. 2013
    2013 DNA binding by the ribosomal DNA transcription factor Rrn3 is essential for ribosomal DNA transcriptionJournal of Biological Chemistry.  288:9135-9144. 2013
    2013 The SWI/SNF Chromatin Remodeling Complex Influences Transcription by RNA Polymerase I in Saccharomyces cerevisiaePLoS ONE.  8. 2013
    2013 Single Molecule Characterization of RNA Polymerase I: Force Free Kinetic MeasurementsJournal of Human Lactation.  104:585a-585a. 2013
    2013 Ubp-M serine 552 phosphorylation by cyclin-dependent kinase 1 regulates cell cycle progressionUrban Education.  12:3219-3227. 2013
    2012 RNA polymerase I activity is regulated at multiple steps in the transcription cycle: Recent insights into factors that influence transcription elongationGene.  493:176-184. 2012
    2012 Efficient transcription by RNA polymerase I using recombinant core factorGene.  492:94-99. 2012
    2012 Quantitative analysis of transcription elongation by RNA polymerase i in vitroMethods in Molecular Biology.  809:579-591. 2012
    2011 The transcription elongation factor Spt5 influences transcription by RNA polymerase I positively and negativelyJournal of Biological Chemistry.  286:18816-18824. 2011
    2011 Yeast transcription elongation factor Spt5 associates with RNA polymerase I and RNA polymerase II directlyJournal of Biological Chemistry.  286:18825-18833. 2011
    2010 The RNA polymerase-associated factor 1 complex (Paf1C) directly increases the elongation rate of RNA polymerase I and is required for efficient regulation of rRNA synthesisJournal of Biological Chemistry.  285:14152-14159. 2010
    2009 Cdc14 inhibits transcription by RNA polymerase I during anaphaseNature.  458:219-222. 2009
    2009 The Paf1 complex is required for efficient transcription elongation by RNA polymerase IProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  106:2153-2158. 2009
    2008 Visual analysis of the yeast 5S rRNA gene transcriptome: Regulation and role of La proteinMolecular and Cellular Biology.  28:4576-4587. 2008
    2007 Transcription Elongation by RNA Polymerase I Is Linked to Efficient rRNA Processing and Ribosome AssemblyMolecular Cell.  26:217-229. 2007
    2006 RNA polymerase II elongation factors Spt4p and Spt5p play roles in transcription elongation by RNA polymerase I and rRNA processingProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  103:12707-12712. 2006
    2005 Histones are required for transcription of yeast rRNA genes by RNA polymerase IProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  102:10129-10134. 2005
    2004 RNA polymerase I remains intact without subunit exchange through multiple rounds of transcription in Saccharomyces cerevisiaeProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  101:15112-15117. 2004
    2004 DksA: A critical component of the transcription initiation machinery that potentiates the regulation of rRNA promoters by ppGpp and the initiating NTPLancet Public Health.  118:311-322. 2004
    2004 Relationship between growth rate and ATP concentration in escherichia coli: A bioassay for available cellular ATPJournal of Biological Chemistry.  279:8262-8268. 2004
    2003 Changes in Escherichia coli rRNA promoter activity correlate with changes in initiating nucleoside triphosphate and guanosine 5′ diphosphate 3′-diphosphate concentrations after induction of feedback control of ribosome synthesisJournal of Bacteriology.  185:6185-6191. 2003
    2003 Changes in the concentrations of guanosine 5′-diphosphate 3′-diphosphate and the initiating nucleoside triphosphate account for inhibition of rRNA transcription in fructose-1,6-diphosphate aldolase (fda) mutantsJournal of Bacteriology.  185:6192-6194. 2003
    2003 Control of rRNA expression by small molecules is dynamic and nonredundantMolecular Cell.  12:125-134. 2003
    2003 An intersubunit contact stimulating transcription initiation by E. coli RNA polymerase: Interaction of the α C-terminal domain and σ region 4Genes and Development.  17:1293-1307. 2003
    2003 Control of rRNA expression in Escherichia coliInternational Journal Of Management.  6:151-156. 2003
    2003 Measuring Control of Transcription Initiation by Changing Concentrations of Nucleotides and Their DerivativesMethods in Enzymology.  370:606-617. 2003
    2002 NTP-sensing by rRNA promoters in Escherichia coli is directProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  99:8602-8607. 2002
    2001 Generalized transduction in Streptomyces coelicolor.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  98:6289-6294. 2001

    Teaching Overview

  • I teach courses aimed primarily toward graduate students and professional students. My overall approach to education takes into account the fact that these students are adults who are well-trained, but who desire advanced education in research. I create courses where students can learn advanced topics in gene expression, RNA biology, and grant writing. In those courses, the environment is designed to feed a students curiosity and satisfy the desire for knowledge and personal improvement. I do not use traditional test-based approaches or negative reinforcement as motivation. To me, the students and I are grown-ups. Let's learn together as such.
  • Teaching Activities

  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS796 - Lab Rotation 2 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS783 - Advanced RNA Biology (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS725 - Crafting a Research Proposal (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS796 - Lab Rotation 2 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC737 - Independent Study (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS746 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS783 - RNA Biology (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS796 - Lab Rotation 2 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS783 - RNA Biology (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS796 - Lab Rotation 2 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS783 - RNA Biology (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS794 - Lab Rotation 4 (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS796 - Lab Rotation 2 (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS797 - Lab Rotation 3 (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBSC701 - Seminars (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBSC701 - Seminars (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS783 - RNA BIOLOGY (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS795 - Lab Rotation 1 (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBS796 - Lab Rotation 2 (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBS798 - Non dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBS799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBSC701 - Seminars (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBSC701 - Seminars (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBS783 - RNA Biology (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • GBSC701 - Seminars (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GBS780 - BSB Lab Methods (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GBSC700 - Journal Clubs (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GBSC701 - Seminars (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GBSC701 - Seminars (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • BMG769 - Graduate Student Research Mtg (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • BMG798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • BMG799 - Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • GBS783 - RNA Biology (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • BMG769 - Graduate Student Research Mtg (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • BMG798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • BMG799 - Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GBS780 - BSB Lab Methods (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • GBS783 - RNA Biology (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • GBS783 - RNA BIOLOGY (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • GBS783 - 98 (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • GBS708 - Basic Genetics/Mole BIo (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • OBHS111 - Fundamentals of Dent and Opt I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • GBS761 - Eukaryotic Molecular Biology (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • GBS783 - 98 (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • BMG786 - Jour Club in Transcription (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • BMG706 - RNA Bio:Metabolism & Action (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology, University of Wisconsin System : Madison 2003
  • University of California, Irvine Biological Chemistry, Postdoctoral Fellowship 2007
  • Full Name

  • David Schneider