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Who is David Snyder?

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From page A9 | January 25, 2013 |

Entered UC Davis as a freshman in the fall of 1999. Earned bachelor’s degree in chemistry in June 2004

Admitted as graduate student at UCD in fall of 2004. Earned Ph.D. in chemistry in 2011

Named first author of paper published in a 2009 issue of Journal of Medicinal Chemistry: “Potent, Metabolically Stable Benzopyrimido-pyrrolo-oxazine-dione (BPO) CFTR Inhibitors for Polycystic Kidney Disease”

Worked as teaching assistant for organic chemistry courses at UCD, 2004-09

Received the Achievement Awards for College Scientists Foundation award for 2008-09, which carried a $10,000 monetary prize.

Recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award in 2005

After earning Ph.D., received postdoctoral scholar appointment with UC San Francisco Professor Alan Verkman from December 2011 to November 2012. Paid by UCSF but entered into agreement to conduct research at UCD with Professor Mark Kurth

Kurth later hired Snyder as junior specialist for two-month period from Dec. 1, 2012, to Jan. 31, 2013. Assigned to an area of Kurth’s lab focusing on small molecule synthetic organic chemistry

Lab’s research includes efforts to synthesize compounds that could be useful in the treatment of polycystic kidney disease, which affects one in 1,000 people, and secretory diarrhea, which affects millions of people, primarily in developing countries

UCD chemistry department spans four buildings and comprises 700 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students

Source: UC Davis News Service

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