Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
PROFESSOR EVAN YALE Snyder is the director of the Stem Cell Program at the Burnham Institute in San Diego. He completed his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and finished his doctorate at the same university in 1981, his thesis being “Nutritional Requirements of Nerve Cells in Culture: The Pivotal Role of Insulin in a Serum—Free Medium for Embryonic Chick Dorsal Root Ganglia Neurons.” He then completed his residencies in pediatrics and neurology at the Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and accepted a postdoctoral position at Harvard Medical School, working in pediatrics. However, he rapidly became interested in regenerative medicine, and in particular in the study of specialized neural stem cells in the human brain. This led him to concentrate on neurology and related disciplines. In 1992, Snyder took up a position as instructor in neurology at the Harvard Medical School, and four years later was ...