Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Rainald Schmidt-Kastner is an Associate Professor at the C.E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic Univ. (FAU), Boca Raton, Florida, USA. He studied medicine at Univ. Duesseldorf, Germany, and obtained an MD through a thesis in neuroanatomy. During postdoctoral training at the Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research, Cologne, he specialized on brain ischemia-hypoxia. Research and teaching in neurophysiology at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum lead to the academic recognition as lecturer in physiology (Habilitation). Following training in molecular neuroanatomy at the Dept. of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Sweden, and studies on stroke models at the Neuroscience Research Inst., Univ. Ottawa, Canada, he joined the research faculty at the Dept. of Neurology, Univ. Miami School of Medicine. At FAU, he serves as course director for neuroscience and behavior, teaches neuroanatomy, and continues scholarly activity in the field of brain ischemia-hypoxia.