Biologist who all taught on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked to build up X-ray approaches for biological reasons. He gained the Albert Lasker Prize in 1956 for his efforts to medical research. He received an A.B. in 1924 along with a Ph.D. in 1927 from Washington School in St. Louis. He was the top from the Biology section at MIT in 1941 and an associate of the Country wide Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Culture, along with a previous president from the Electron Microscope Culture of America. He previously two siblings, Otto and Viola and his dad owned a color and wallpaper shop. Fellow scientist Vannevar Bush recruited Schmitt to operate in the section of biology at MIT.