Department of Chemistry and the College
Scott Snyder’s research efforts are related to the synthesis of diverse, complex, and bioactive polyphenolic and alkaloid natural products, as well as the development of several new reagents that have enabled access to an array of halogenated molecules. These endeavors have been supported by the National Institutes of Health, through the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, along with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund.
He recently co-authored Organic Chemistry, 11th Edition (Wiley), a widely used undergraduate textbook. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship, a Cottrell Scholar award from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, and an NSF CAREER Award.
Snyder pursued his undergraduate studies at Williams College and completed his doctoral degree at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, during which time he co-authored the advanced text Classics in Total Synthesis II: More Targets, Strategies, Methods (Wiley-VCH). He then trained as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. Most recently he was a member of the faculty at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida.