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Memoir

Jurgen B. Schnermann
Regents' Proceedings 80

Jurgen B. Schnermann, M.D., professor of physiology, retired from active faculty status on August 31, 1998, after a long and productive career as a teacher and researcher.

A native of Germany, Dr. Schnermann studied at the University of Munich and the University of Hamburg and received his M.D. degree from the University of Freiburg in 1962. He received further research training at the University of Gottingen in Germany and Cornell University in New York City. He joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology at the University of Munich in 1968 and was appointed professor of physiology in 1974. He came to the University of Michigan in 1985 as professor of physiology. During his career, he has also served as visiting scientist or professor at Yale University, the University of Ottawa, the University of Texas, and the University of Heidelberg.

Dr. Schnermann is an internationally recognized kidney physiologist who has contributed extensively to the understanding of the renal mechanisms of tubuloglomerular feedback and the function of the juxtaglomenilar apparatus. Recently, he has played a lead role in utilizing transgenic and knockout mice to study renal physiology. He has been recognized by the American Physiological Society and the American Heart Association for his research and served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including the American Journal of Physiology.

Dr. Schnermann has played an important role in the teaching of renal physiology to medical and graduate students at the University of Michigan. He has served on the Medical School Admissions Committee and the Physiology Graduate Committee and has trained a number of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are now themselves contributors to his field.

The Regents now salute this distinguished health educator for his dedicated service by naming Jurgen B. Schnermann professor emeritus of physiology.