John H. Schild, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
IUPUI Room SL 220
723 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: 317-274-9747
Fax: 317-278-2455

"The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults."
Alexis de Tocqueville

"However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men [or women] will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion."
George Washington, Farewell Address, September 17, 1796

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal,
fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."

Robert Heinlein

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Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Rice University, 1994
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1988
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1983 

Research Interests 

Neural coding in visceral afferents
Electrophysiology of Sensory afferents
Quantitative analysis of bioelectric currents and potentials
Instrumentation and methods for recording extracellular biopotentials


Current academic responsibilities 

Past academic responsibilities 

  • BME 602 Principles of Biomedical Engineering II
  • BME 595 Biosignals and Systems
  • BME 595 Bioelectric Phenomena
  • BME 595 Experimental Methods for Biomedical Engineers
  • BME 595 Sensors and Implantable Devices
  • BME 331 Biosignals and Systems
  • CSCI 595 Computational Neuroscience
  • ECE 302 Probabilistic Methods in Electrical Engineering
  • ENGR 196 Engineering Problem Solving Matlab tutorial (very basic)
  • PSY 615 Behavioral Neuroscience (guest lectures)
  • BIOL 556 Physiology I (guest lectures)
  • BME595A : origin and control of transmembrane voltage and current 1cr.
  • BME595B : quantitative analysis of whole-cell
    and single channel ionic currents 1 cr.
  • BME595C : origin and analysis of extracellular biopotentials 1 cr.
  • BME501: Fundamentals of Biomedical Engineering I

Current administrative service and responsibilities 

    IACUC (Vice Chair)

    BME Graduate Education Committee (member)

    Constitution and Bylaws Committee (Chair, AY 2017 2018)

    Campus Planning Committee (AY 2017 - 2019)

    Grievance Advisory Panel (AY 2017 - 2019)

    Constitution and Bylaws Committee (AY 2017 - 2018)

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Research Funding
: active

  • GlaxoSmithKline (Co-I w/Ken Yoshida) S001542 01/2015 02/2017
    Unmyelinated nerve fiber recordings using a model-informed electrode design

Research Funding
: expired



Publications search schild JH @ PubMed


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Miscellaneous information

This is just a random list of links and archive of materials that
I have found interesting. Some are resources that were difficult
to locate at the time I needed the information.

  Funding and research miscellanea:
NIH Funding to US Medical Schools (Kudos to BRIMR)
About that animal-use-in-medical-research-thing (Kudos to NABR)

  Important information from the American Heart Association
regarding cardiovascular disease in the USA.

  The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology has
established criteria for accrediting engineering programs.

  If you ever wanted the skinny on the Test of English as a
Foreign Language (TOEFL) this site will help

  Normative physiological values for the generic laboratory rat

  Take control of your credit information and learn about
Security Freeze Laws (circa 2013)

  Lets talk about sex
Sexual Orientation of US Adults (2013)

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