Laura S. Schmidt, PhD, National Cancer Institute/NIH

Laura S. Schmidt
Laura S. Schmidt, PhD

Dr. Schmidtâ??s current research aims include investigating FLCN function in normal cells and elucidating mechanisms of tumorigenesis in FLCN-deficient kidney tumors using FLCN knockout mouse models. With colleagues at the NCI, she is involved in research efforts to identify novel genetic alterations that predispose to familial renal cancer using next- generation sequencing approaches.



  1. Jeffers M, Schmidt L, Nakaigawa N, Webb CP, Weirich G, Kishida T, Zbar B, Vande Woude GF. Activating mutations for the met tyrosine kinase receptor in human cancer. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1997 Oct 14;94(21):11445-50.
  2. Schmidt L, Junker K, Nakaigawa N, Kinjerski T, Weirich G, Miller M, Lubensky I, Neumann HP, Brauch H, Decker J, Vocke C, Brown JA, Jenkins R, Richard S, Bergerheim U, Gerrard B, Dean M, Linehan WM, Zbar B. Novel mutations of the MET proto-oncogene in papillary renal carcinomas. Oncogene. 1999 Apr 8;18(14):2343-50.