Dr. Schoolnik is Professor of Medicine (Emeritus, Active) in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at Stanford Medical School. He is also Associate Director of the Institute for Immunology, Transplantation and Infection at the university and is an Attending Physician in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Stanford University Hospital.
Dr. Schoolnik attended Stanford University. He received his MD degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and was Intern, Resident and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Schoolnik was an Associate Physician and Research Associate in microbial biochemistry and genetics at The Rockefeller University in Manhattan before joining the Stanford Medical School faculty.
Dr. Schoolnik’s research has focused on the genetics, genomics and systems biology of pathogenic microbes. He led the Gates Foundation funded tuberculosis genome sequence and bioinformatics database, TBDB.org, and was PI of the NIH-funded Systems Biology of M. tuberculosis international consortium “TBSysBio”. He served on the NIAID National Advisory Council and co-chaired the NIH’s Blue Ribbon Committees on Bioterrorism as well as the commitee on the Human Microbiome. Dr. Schoolnik is the founding editor of the journal Molecular Microbiology. While at Stanford he served as Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine, and as Associate Dean, office of Academic Affairs.