Henning Schroeder, PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
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9-127D Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics


Fellowship (cell signaling), Stanford University

PhD in Pharmacology, Düsseldorf University

Pharmacy Degree, Düsseldorf University

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  • Director, DAAD Center for German and European Studies, University of Minnesota, 2023
  • Affiliate Professor, Department of German, Nordic, Slavic & Dutch, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, 2020
  • Director of International Programs, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, 2019
  • Special Assistant to the Provost for Professional Education, University of Minnesota, 2016
  • Dean-in-Residence, National Science Foundation and Council of Graduate Schools, Washington DC, 2013
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, University of Minnesota, 2010
  • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2007
  • Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 2007
  • Visiting Professor, Division of Neonatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, 2005
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Martin Luther University School of Pharmacy, Halle, FRG, 1995
  • Visiting Scholar, Division of Oncology, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, 1993
  • Assistant Professor (“Privatdozent”), Department of Pharmacology, Düsseldorf University School of Medicine, FRG, 1992

Awards & Recognition

  • Phoenix Pharmaceutical Sciences Award, 2004
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association (F.A.H.A.), 2001
  • Innovation Prize of the Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg, 1997
  • Heisenberg Fellowship (German Research Foundation, DFG), 1994
  • DFG visiting scholar fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1992
  • Edens Prize of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, 1991
  • DFG postdoctoral fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1986


  • Schröder H (2023) Crowning a king — at the U of M. Star Tribune, May 11, 2023
  • Schröder H (2023) Heinrich Prinz vs. Prince Harry: The discreet charm of German nobility. MinnPost, January 20, 2023
  • Schröder H (2022) From Prussia With Love: The Palace That Got To Live Twice. The Society Pages, November 23, 2022
  • Schröder H (2022) The strange resurrection of Wernher von Braun MinnPost, August 23, 2022
  • Schröder H (2022) Hatred Carved in Stone: Working through the Past in East Germany. The Society Pages, June 28, 2022
  • Schröder H (2022) How original is originalism? MinnPost, May 24, 2022
  • Schröder H (2022) How the Easter Bunny got its second glaze in World War II. The Society Pages, April 18, 2022
  • Schröder H (2022) An Old World alternative to victim impact statements. MinnPost, March 11, 2022
  • Schröder H (2022) Getting flak for flying the "wrong" flag. The Society Pages, January 21, 2022
  • Schröder H (2021) It's not your great-great-grandmother's university. Star Tribune, December 21, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) What academic freedom means to me. Medium, November 4, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) What if Max Weber could make a return visit to America in 2021? MinnPost, September 22, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) How Cecil Rhodes fought the Nazis - the unpredictable impacts of study abroad programs. Medium, August 26, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) Why the filibuster is oddly misplaced in the U.S. Senate. MinnPost, August 17, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) What are national anthems good for? Star Tribune, July 9, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) A Brief History of Art in Oval Offices. The Society Pages, June 15, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) A reasonable doubt about jury trials. Star Tribune, March 8, 2021
  • Schröder H (2021) "Coming 2 America" (from Germany, not Zamunda). Medium, March 5, 2021
  • Schröder H (2020) The king who wished to pardon himself. Medium, December 24, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) Two countries for old men. The Society Pages, December 1, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) America's Fatal 1618 Project. The Society Pages, October 19, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) The American way of privacy is...'exceptional.' Star Tribune, September 22, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) From Alma Mater to Big Brother: The Brave New World of Academia. The Society Pages, August 25, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) When all the heroes have fallen: Lessons from Germany. Star Tribune, July 10, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) Can you return a gift from your Founding Father? (It's been done in Germany). The Society Pages, June 17, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) The nodding heads and Wilhelmine characters in Trump's America. The Society Pages, May 13, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) Revolts, pandemics, and regalia—a brief history of canceled ceremonies. Academe Blog, March 20, 2020
  • Schröder H (2020) The Evangelical ethic and the spirit of escapism. The Society Pages, February 24, 2020
  • Schröder H (2019) Vision, values and branding - universities as corporate caricatures. Academe Blog, December 2, 2019
  • Schröder H (2019) A Stolperstein (stumbling stone) in my hometown and what it means to me today. The Society Pages, September 25, 2019
  • Schröder H (2019) An impressionable world and flavors of U.S. diplomacy. Opinion Exchange, Star Tribune, September 9, 2019
  • Schröder H (2019) Wilhelm von Humboldt's estranged American children and their obsession with leadership. Academe Blog, July 12, 2019
  • Schröder H (2019) The University needs more democracy and less royalty. Letter to the Editor, Minnesota Daily, April 4, 2019
  • Schröder H (2019) Donors, poets, paper-pushers – who deserves to have a building named after them? Opinion Exchange, Star Tribune, January 9, 2019
  • Schröder H (2018) A European view on doctoral education in the United States. The Doctoral Debate, European University Association – Council of Doctoral Education, November 23, 2018
  • Schröder H (2018) American exceptionalism needs another revolution. The Society Pages, February 12, 2018
  • Schröder H (2017) Flags, France and Freedom Fries – the changing flavor of American patriotism. The Society Pages, May 10, 2017
  • Kartha RV, Zhou J, Basso L, Schröder H, Orchard PJ, Cloyd J (2015) Mechanisms of antioxidant induction with high-dose N-acetylcysteine in childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy. CNS Drugs 29:1041-1047
  • Hetzel S, DeMets D, Schneider R, Borzak S, Schneider W, Serebruany V, Schröder H, Hennekens CH (2013) Aspirin increases nitric oxide formation in chronic stable coronary disease. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther 18:217-221
  • Kartha RV, Zhou J, Hovde LB, Cheung BW and Schröder H. Enhanced detection of hydrogen sulfide generated in cell culture using an agar trap method. Anal. Biochem. 423: 102-108 (2012)
  • Hinkelmann U, Grosser N, Erdmann K, Schröder H and Immenschuh S. Simvastatin-dependent up-regulation of heme oxygenase-1 via mRNA stabilization in human endothelial cells. Eur. J. Pharm. Sci. 41: 118-124 (2010)
  • Sparatore A, Perrino E, Tazzari V, Giustarini D, Rossi R, Rossoni G, Erdmann K, Schröder H and Del Soldato P. Pharmacological profile of a novel hydrogen sulfide-releasing aspirin. Free Radic. Biol. Med. 46: 586-592 (2009)
  • Schröder H. No nitric oxide for HO-1 from sodium nitroprusside. Mol. Pharmacol. 69: 1507-1509 (2006)
  • Schmidt P, Schramm M, Schröder H, Wunder F and Stasch J-P. Identification of residues crucially involved in the binding of the heme moiety of soluble guanylate cyclase. J. Biol. Chem. 279: 3025-3032 (2004)
  • Stasch J-P, Becker EM, Alonso-Alija C, Apeler H, Dembowsky K, Feurer A, Gerzer R, Minuth T, Perzborn E, Pleiss U, Schröder H, Schroeder W, Stahl E, Steinke W, Straub A and Schramm M. NO-independent regulatory site on soluble guanylate cyclase and therapeutic implications. Nature 410: 212-215 (2001)
  • Polte T, Abate A, Dennery PA and Schröder H. Heme oxygenase-1 is a cyclic GMP-inducible endothelial protein and mediates the cytoprotective action of nitric oxide. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 20: 1209-1215 (2000)
  • Oberle S, Polte T, Abate A, Podhaisky H-P and Schröder H. Aspirin increases ferritin synthesis in endothelial cells: a novel antioxidant pathway. Circ. Res. 82: 1016-1020 (1998)
  • Schröder H, Leitman DC, Bennett BM, Waldman SA and Murad F. Glyceryl trinitrate-induced desensitization of guanylate cyclase in cultured rat lung fibroblasts. J. Pharmacol. Exp. Ther. 245: 413-418 (1988)