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Michael Snyder, PhD. Stanford W. Ascherman, Professor in Genetics

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From Genes to Cells to Diseases

We are presently in an omics revolution in which genomes and other omes can be readily characterized. Our laboratory develops and uses a variety of approaches to analyze genomes, other omes, and regulatory networks. We apply these approaches to understand human variation and health. Read more about our research activities or visit our publications.

Learn About Our Research Studies

We are currently recruiting participants for a variety of studies.

Click here to learn about the research our lab is engaged in, and find out if you are eligible to enroll in one or more studies.

Learn about our innovative courses

Certificates Accessible to All

Earn a Certificate in Genetics & Genomics taught by Dr. Snyder.

Choose a course to learn more:

Advanced Topics in Genetics and Genomics

Department Courses

Artificial Intelligence, Genes & Ethics

Aging: Science and Technology for Longevity

Enroll in one of our current research studies:

Beneficial Exposures Study:

Exploring  potential health benefits resulting from regular exposure to compounds extracted from plants. We hope to learn how the human body is influenced by regular exposure to these compounds.

HIIT vs. Endurance Training Study:

12-week training intervention research

Wearables Research Study:

With limited test kits and slow results turnaround, we are trying to find out if information from wearable devices can help detect Infectious Disease or COVID-19 before symptoms emerge.

Human Genetic Variation:

Researching the role of genetic variation between human sperm and somatic (body) cells where the basis is currently unknown.

Crohn's Exposome: Exposures Matter:

Investigating the role of human exposome in Crohn’s disease using wearable sensors and multiomics profiling.


A multiphase study that aims to advance the understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms, comorbidities, and the biology of ASD.

Crash Course:

A study recruiting ME/CFS, Chronic Lyme, and Long COVID patients to better understand symptom flares and 'crashes'.

Highlighted Research

Snyder Lab Shares First Spatial Maps at the Single-Cell Level

Snyder works with international collaborators to "uncover how cellular interactions reveal new ways cells can communicate with each other".


Researching at the ends of the earth, we examine human health in earth’s most extreme environments.

Pac-12 Student Athletes Against COVID-19:

Researching COVID-19 disease prediction with Pac-12 student athletes and Fitbit wearable devices.

NASA’s trailblazing Twins Study:

Investigating physiological, molecular and cognitive changes that could happen to a human from exposure to spaceflight .

Stanford Deep Data Research Center

The Stanford Deep Data Research Center has launched

Systematic and intelligent solutions for large-scale biomedical applications

The Deep Data Research Computing Center (DDRCC) at Stanford University, one of the many initiatives originating out of Stanford Synder Labs. Its goal is to create tools that bridge the gap between biology and computer science, and help researchers in precision medicine deliver tangible medical solutions. Highlighted Case Study in Amazon News

To facilitate precision medicine research, DDRCC created the My Personal Health Dashboard (MyPHD), a secure, scalable, and interoperable health management system for consumers.

My Personal Health Dashboard (MyPHD) is a Mobile Phone Application

Many of Snyder Lab research studies use MyPHD which is now compatible with a variety of smartwatch devices in the market including Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Oura, Motiv, and SensOmics..

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News From The Blog

The Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab Blog

Learn about research highlights, lab events and recent innovations


Updates From The Lab

🧬 May 2024 - Amazon News: Snyder Lab Transforms Disease Detection:

Discover how Snyder Labs leverages AWS for integrated personal omics profiling, analysis of wearables data, and longitudinal patient monitoring. Learn how our pioneering research is transforming early disease detection and uncovering genetic and epigenetic factors contributing to various illnesses. 
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April 2024: Snyder Lab's research featured on the cover of Cell Host & Microbe. 

'Longitudinal profiling of the microbiome at four body sites reveals core stability and individualized dynamics during health and disease'. 
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Dr. Snyder works with collaborators to "uncover how cellular interactions reveal new ways cells can communicate with each other".

Michael Snyder, Ph.D., demonstrates environmental sampling features of his Exposometer device invention as NIEHS seeks to better understand how environments affect human health. Learn about related research.

The first coordinated set of papers to chart out a set of high-resolution, single-cell maps of human organs.

July 19, 2023 - Published in Nature by HuBMAP


Earn a Certificate in Genetics & Genomics taught by Dr. Snyder.

May 2023 - The Human Immunome Project: Dr. Snyder Speaks on transforming healthcare with deep data and remote monitoring.
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Mental Healthcare Innovation Summit

October 2022

Surgeon General of California, Diana Ramos, MD, MPH, MBA, FACOG and Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo met with Michael Snyder, PhD along with Advocate & Musician Selena Gomez and other leaders to raise global awareness.         Learn more >

Correspondent David Pogue talks to Michale Snyder, PhD. about our wearables research study.

Our Summer Explorer's Workshop was a big success

Learn more and check back for next Summer's schedule

Body Count:

How Michael Snyder’s self-monitoring project could transform human health

"Snyder lab has discerned the earliest evidence of numerous ailments."  Read The Article >


WebMD Interviews Michael Snyder, PhD About Wearables and Catching Disease Early

More than half the planet has a health monitor at their fingertips, says geneticist Michael Snyder, PhD. He’s excited about the future of wearables and catching disease before symptoms begin.