Associate Professor
Chemical & Biological Engineering

Christopher (Chris) Snow, Associate Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering department in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, January 15, 2019

Contact Information
Office Location: 356 Scott Bioengineering
Phone: 970-491-5276
Fax: 970-491-7369
Email: christopher.snow@colostate.edu
Research website: http://www.engr.colostate.edu/~cdasnow/

At CSU, Dr. Snow leads a research group focus on computer-guided protein and DNA engineering, particularly the engineering of crystals. Application areas of interest include bioenergy, synthetic biology, pharmacogenetics, and structural biology. Methods of particular interest include directed evolution, macromolecular crystallography, protein structure prediction, and new algorithms for reliable computational protein engineering.

Dr. Christopher Snow joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2011. Dr. Snow received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from MIT in 2001 and his Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford University in 2006. As a Howard Hughes fellow at Stanford, Dr. Snow studied the biophysics of protein folding using distributed computing. Before arriving at CSU, Dr. Snow was a Jane Coffin Childs Fellow and a KAUST Research Fellow at Caltech where he developed software for computational protein engineering, designed libraries of cellulase enzymes, and studied protein recombination using high-throughput crystallography.

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  • Ph.D. 2006
  • B.S. 2001