Henning Schroeder, PhD

Director, DAAD Center for German and European Studies, University of Minnesota
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9-127D Weaver-Densford Hall
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States


Director, DAAD Center for German and European Studies, University of Minnesota
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 (2024) On all those Lutherans, lakes and state fair pigs. MinnPost, January 30, 2024
  • Schröder H (2023) Government is the Problem...in Germany. American-German Institute (AGI), September 25, 2023
  • Schröder H (2023) The New Deal turns 90: So does the Reichskonkordat. MinnPost, June 30, 2023
  • 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)