Research Interests:
Dr. Schneider's current research interests are as follows:
Thermoregulation: what are the physiological mechanisms that allow individuals to become acclimated to heat. What are the changes that occur during heat shock and how can they be prevented?
Aging; what are the physiological changes that occur with aging? How might exercise alter these processes? How do changes in immune function contribute to the development of Alzheimer's Disease? How might exercise/physical activity prevent age-associated changes in immune function and susceptibility to Alzheimer's Dieease?
Diabetes: how does physical activity/exercise prevent type 2 diabetes?
Microgravity: how to prevent the physiological changes associated with prolonged exposures to microgravity (spaceflight or bed rest).

Selected Publications:
Amorim F, Yamada P, Robergs R, Schneider S, Moseley P. Effects of whole-body heat acclimation on cell injury and cytokine responses in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Submitted to Am J Physiol., Mar 2, 2008.

Yamada PM, Moseley P, Schneider SM. A review: HSP 70 response to exercise in humans. In press: Sports Med., accepted Nov 5, 2007

Smith SM, Zwart SR, Heer M, Lee SMC, Macias BR, Schneider S, Hargens AR. WISE-2005: Supine treadmill exercise within lower body negative pressure and flywheel exercise as a countermeasure to bed-rest induced bone loss during 60-day simulated microgravity in women. In press, Bone, accepted Nov 5, 2007.

Duran-Valdez E, Gonzalez de Serna D, Schneider S, Amorim F, Burge M, Schade DS.Metabolic effects of two days of bed rest in man. In press, Endocrine Practice.

Yamada PM, Amorim FT, Moseley P, Robergs R, SM Schneider. Effect of heat acclimation on heat shock protein 72 and interleukin-10 in humans. J Appl Physiol 2007;103:1196-2004.
Special Interests:
I use a basic physiology approach to address effects of physical activity/exercise on susceptibility to environmental and disease stressors. The experimental approach involves studies from cell culturing to measurements on the whole body.