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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.

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The Stanford Healthcare Innovation Lab Blog has launched

Learn about research highlights, lab events and recent innovations

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.

Fiber, Microbiome & Health:

Researching the Longitudinal Systemic Effects of Dietary Fiber Supplementation.

Fiber and Cognition:

Research studying the relationship between diet, specifically fiber intake and cognitive function over time, to learn about lifestyle ways to prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.


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

Human Genetic Variation:

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

Health x COVID-19:

We want to understand long-term impacts of COVID-19 on your physical and mental health.

Pac-12 Student Athletes Against COVID-19:

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

Crohn's Exposome: Exposures Matter:

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


Updates From The Lab

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.