Stanford W. Ascherman Professor and Chair, Department of Genetics Director, Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine Stanford University

Dr. Michael Snyder is a leader in the field of functional genomics and proteomics. He is the Chair of the Department of Genetics and the Director for the Center of Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford. He received his Ph.D. training at the California Institute of Technology and carried out postdoctoral training at Stanford University. Dr. Snyder is a major participant in the ENCODE project, the public research project that aims to identify functional elements of the human genome.

Dr. Snyder’s laboratory was the first to perform a large-scale functional genomics project in any organism and has been a pioneer in this field. Dr. Snyder’s research has combined different state-of-the-art “omics” technologies to perform the first longitudinal detailed integrative personal omics profile (iPOP) of person and used this to assess disease risk and monitor disease states for personalized medicine. He is the author of the book: Genomics and Personalized Medicine: What Everyone Needs to Know. Snyder is a cofounder and a board member of several biotechnology companies. His current research focuses on wearable devices that can be used in early detection of illnesses such as Lyme disease.