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Snyder awarded $7.1 million from genome institute

Michael Snyder’s $7.1 million award is one of five granted as part of the newly launched Genomics of Gene Regulation program at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Michael Snyder

Michael Snyder, PhD, has been awarded a three-year, $7.1 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute to study how genetic regulatory elements control the maturation of skin cells. Snyder’s work may aid in the understanding of skin biology and skin disorders.

The award is one of five granted as part of the newly launched Genomics of Gene Regulation program at the institute.

“There is a growing realization that the ways genes are regulated to work together can be important for understanding disease,” said Mike Pazin, PhD, a program director in the Functional Analysis Program in the institute’s Division of Genome Sciences. “The GGR program aims to develop new ways for understanding how the genes and switches in the genome fit together as networks. Such knowledge is important for defining the role of genomic differences in human health and disease.”

Snyder is the Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, FACS, Professor in Genetics and chair of the Genetics Department. He is also the director of Stanford's Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine.

Other grant recipients intend to study biological processes involved in inflammation and pathogen response. 

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