Ernst Schmid

PhD Student


2012-2016 BSc in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology UCLA
2021-Present Ph.D. Biological and Biomedical Sciences Harvard University (supervisor, Johannes Walter)
Awards and Honors
2016 Summa Cum Laude UCLA
2013 – 2014 Rose Hills Foundation Scholarship

Mullen, P. J., Garcia, G., Purkayastha, A., Matulionis, N., Schmid, E. W., Momcilovic, M., Sen, C., Langerman, J., Ramaiah, A., Shackelford, D. B., Damoiseaux, R., French, S. W., Plath, K., Gomperts, B. N., Arumugaswami, V., & Christofk, H. R. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 infection rewires host cell metabolism and is potentially susceptible to mTORC1 inhibition. Nature Communications 12(1):

Krall, A. S., Mullen, P. J., Surjono, F., Momcilovic, M., Schmid, E. W., Halbrook, C. J., Thambundit, A., Mittelman, S. D., Lyssiotis, C. A., Shackelford, D. B., Knott, S. R. V., & Christofk, H. R. (2021). Asparagine couples mitochondrial respiration to ATF4 activity and tumor growth. Cell Metabolism 33(5):

Albrecht, L. V., Tejeda-Muñoz, N., Bui, M. H., Cicchetto, A. C., Di Biagio, D., Colozza, G., Schmid, E. W., Piccolo, S., Christofk, H. R., & De Robertis, E. M. (2020). GSK3 Inhibits Macropinocytosis and Lysosomal Activity through the Wnt Destruction Complex Machinery. Cell Reports 32(4):

Momcilovic, M., Jones, A., Bailey, S. T., Waldmann, C. M., Li, R., Lee, J. T., Abdelhady, G., Gomez, A., Holloway, T., Schmid, E. W., Stout, D., Fishbein, M. C., Stiles, L., Dabir, D. V., Dubinett, S. M., Christofk, H., Shirihai, O., Koehler, C. M., Sadeghi, S., & Shackelford, D. B. (2019). In vivo imaging of mitochondrial membrane potential in non-small-cell lung cancer. Nature 575(7782): 380-384.

Thaker, S. K., Chapa, T., Garcia, G., Gong, D., Schmid, E. W., Arumugaswami, V., Sun, R., & Christofk, H. R. (2019). Differential Metabolic Reprogramming by Zika Virus Promotes Cell Death in Human versus Mosquito Cells. Cell Metabolism 29(5): 1206-1216.e4.

Hussain, S. A.,Schmid, E. W., Peters, J. M., Goyal, M., Bebin, E. M., Northrup, H., Sahin, M., Krueger, D. A., Wu, J. Y., Pearson, D., Williams, M. E., Hanson, E., Bing, N., Kent, B., O’Kelley, S., Filip-Dhima, R., Dies, K., Bruns, S., Scherrer, B., … Roberds, S. L. (2018). High vigabatrin dosage is associated with lower risk of infantile spasms relapse among children with tuberous sclerosis complex. Epilepsy Research 148: 1-7.

Sullivan, W. J., Mullen, P. J., Schmid, E. W., Flores, A., Momcilovic, M., Sharpley, M. S., Jelinek, D., Whiteley, A. E., Maxwell, M. B., Wilde, B. R., Banerjee, U., Coller, H. A., Shackelford, D. B., Braas, D., Ayer, D. E., de Aguiar Vallim, T. Q., Lowry, W. E., & Christofk, H. R. (2018). Extracellular Matrix Remodeling Regulates Glucose Metabolism through TXNIP Destabilization. Cell 175(1): 117-132.e21.