Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Joe Schell

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr. Schell was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois. He obtained his bachelor's degree in 2014 from Saint Louis University in Chemistry. With an interest in computational chemistry, he went on to get his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry in 2020 from the University of Missouri - Columbia under the guidance of Dr. Rainer Glaser. For the latter part of his Ph.D. he spent two years working at Missouri S&T in Rolla. 

Outside the lab, Dr. Schell's interests include listening to music, playing tennis, walking his dog, and spending time with his wife and family, especially his numerous nieces and nephews. He also does volunteer work for Street Epistemology International, an organization devoted to the promotion of, and education about, the practice of Street Epistemology. 

  • Professional Background


    • 2020 - Ph.D. Physical Organic Chemistry - University of Missouri - Columbia
    • 2014 - B.S. Chemistry - Saint Louis University


    • 2022 - T32 Biology of Aging Training Grant

    Professional Memberships

  • Research


    • Mitochondrial Metabolism
    • Cancer
    • Longevity and Aging
    • Computational Biology
    • Bioinformatics
    • Structural Biology
    • Circadian Rhythm


    • Carbon Dioxide Capture
    • Computational Chemistry
    • Oscillating Chemical Reactions


    • Science Education
    • Scientific Outreach
    • Professional Ethics in Science
  • Publications

    (7) Manganese Superoxide Dismutase Acetylation and Regulation of Protein Structure in Breast Cancer Biology and Therapy. Meredith M. Ogle, Rolando Trevino, Jr., Joseph Schell, Mahboubeh Varmazyad, Nobuo Horikoshi, and David Gius. Antioxidants 2022, 11, 635.

    (6) Computational Investigation of the Thermochemistry of the CO2 Capture Reaction by Ethylamine, Propylamine, and Butylamine in Aqueous Solution Considering the Full Conformational Space via Boltzmann Statistics. Joseph Schell, Kaidi Yang, and Rainer Glaser. J. Phys. Chem. A 2021, 125, 9578-9593.

    (5) Video Colorimetry of Single-Chromophore Systems Based on Vector Analysis in the 3D Color Space:  Unexpected Hysteresis Loops in Oscillating Chemical Reactions. Joseph Schell, Sara McCauley, and Rainer Glaser. Talanta 2020, 220, 121303 (11 pp).

    (4) Video-Based Kinetic Analysis of Period Variations and Oscillation Patterns in the Ce/Fe-Catalyzed Four-Color Belousov-Zhabotinsky Oscillating Reaction.  Rainer Glaser, Marco Downing, Ethan Zars, Joseph Schell, and Carmen Chicone.  Chapter in It’s Just Math: Research on Students’ Understanding of Chemistry and Mathematics. Marcy Tows, Ed. ACS Books, 2019.

    (3) Simultaneous Determination of All Species Concentrations In Multi-Equilibria for Aqueous Solutions of Dihydrogen Phosphate Considering Debye-Hückel Theory. Joseph Schell, Ethan Zars, Carmen Chicone, and Rainer Glaser. J. Chem. Eng. Data 2018, 63, 2151-2161.

    (2) Dynamical Approach to Multi-Equilibria Problems Considering Debye-Hückel Theory of Electrolyte Solutions.  Concentration Quotients as a Function of Ionic Strength. Ethan Zars, Joseph Schell, Marco Delarosa, Carmen Chicone, and Rainer Glaser. Journal of Solution Chemistry 2017, 46, 1-20. 

    (1) Thermochemistry of a Biomimetic and Rubisco-Inspired CO2 Capture System from Air. Andrew Muelleman, Joseph Schell, Spencer Glazer, and Rainer Glaser, C - Journal of Carbon Research 2016, 2, 18.