Stem cells, Molecular and Cell biology
Researcher Bio Evan Y. Snyder is both a neurobiologist and a clinician. He has just assumed the Directorship of the stem cell program (The Program in Developmental and Regenerative Cell Biology) and a professorhsip at the Burnham Institute, La Jolla CA. He is also the Director of Basic Research training for the Division of Newborn Medicine, Dept. of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant in Neurology and Medicine (Neonatology) at Children's Hospital, Boston and in Neurology at the Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he helped found the Neuroregeneration consortium. He received his MD and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania in a combined degree program. His thesis suggested a pivotal role for insulin in neural development. He pursued clinical training in pediatrics, child neurology, and newborn intensive care at Children's Hospital, Boston, the Harvard Longwood Neurological Training Program, and the Harvard Joint Program in Neonatology, respectively concurrently with post-doctoral research training in the Dept. of Genetics, Harvard Medical School in the use of retroviruses for studying neural development. His lab, first at Children's Hospital Boston and then in the Harvard Institutes of Medicine studied neural stem cell biology from both a developmental and therapeutic perspective, an area of investigation in which he has been active for 18 years. He maintains a clinical practice in newborn medicine and neurology.