Meet the Researcher – Tannin Schmidt


Tannin Schmidt has dedicated his life to the pursuit of research centered around lubricin, a protein that plays a critical role in lubrication.

“We’re constantly trying to make discoveries that lead to new opportunities,” Schmidt says.

Schmidt was attracted to UConn’s growing biomedical engineering department, the opportunity to work at UConn Health – he is an associate professor in the UConn School of Dental Medicine – and the chance to be part of a supportive environment that helps facilitate the development of startups.

This article originally appeared in UConn Today. Click here to read the full article.

By Samantha Korittke
Samantha Korittke