Ian C Schneider

  • Associate Professor

Main Office

3053 Sweeney
Ames, IA 50011-1098
Phone: 515-294-0450


  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2005
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2002
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, 2000

Interest Areas

Teaching Spring Semester 2018
  • Ch E 356, Transport Phenomena I
  • ChE 406/506, Environmental Chemodynamics

Brief Biography

 Professional Affiliations
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • The American Society for Cell Biology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
Institutional Service
  • Member, Iowa State University Faculty Senate
  • Coordinator, Biomedical Engineering Minor Program, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Adviser, Biomedical Engineering Society Student Chapter
  • Adviser, Triangle Fraternity

Selected Publications

  • Nuhn, JAM, Perez, AM and Schneider, IC, Contact guidance diversity in rotationally aligned collagen matrices, Acta Biomaterialia, 66, 248-257 (2018).
  • Wang J and Schneider IC, Myosin Phosphorylation on Stress Fibers Predicts Contact Guidance Behavior across Diverse Breast Cancer Cells, Biomaterials, 120, 81-93 (2017).
  • Wang J, Petefish J, Hillier A, Schneider IC, Epitaxially Grown Collagen Fibers Reveal Diversity in Contact Guidance Behavior among Cancer Cells, Langmuir, 31, 307-344 (2015).
  • Haage A and Schneider IC, Cellular Contractility and Extracellular Matrix Stiffness Regulate Matrix Metalloproteinase Activity in Pancreatic Cancer Cells, The FASEB J., 8, 3589-3599 (2014).
  • Lara Rodriguez L and Schneider IC, Directed Cell Migration in Multi-cue Environments, Integr. Biol., 5, 1306-1323 (2013).
  • Hou Y, Hedberg S and Schneider IC, Differences in adhesion and protrusion correlate with differences  in migration speed under EGF Stimulation, BMC Biophysics, 5, 8 (2012).
  • Gardel ML, Schneider IC, Aratyn-Schaus Y and Waterman C, Mechanical Integration of Actin and Adhesion Dynamics in Cell Migration, Ann. Rev. of Cell and Dev. Biol., 26, 315-333 (2010).
  • Pasapera AM, Schneider IC, Rericha E, Schlaepfer DD and Waterman C, Myosin II Activity Regulates Vinculin Recruitment to Focal Adhesions Through FAK-mediated Paxillin-phosphorylation, J. Cell Biol., 188, 877-890 (2010).
  • Schneider IC, Hays CK and Waterman CM, EGF-induced Contraction Regulates Paxillin Phosphorylation to Temporally Separate Traction Generation from De-adhesion, Mol. Biol. Cell., 20, 3155-3167 (2009).
  • Schneider IC and Haugh JM, Quantitative Elucidation of a Distinct Spatial Gradient Sensing Mechanism in Fibroblasts, J. Cell Biol., 171, 883-892 (2005).