Alan J. Snyder, Ph.D.

Vice President and Associate Provost for Research Graduate Studies

Dr. Snyder is a bioengineer by training. His research career focused on the development and use of heart replacement devices for critically ill patients, his work spanning from fundamental aspects of device design and interactions between natural and human-designed systems, through clinical application. His experience in an academic medicine setting, where he had responsibilities related to protection of human subjects, management of clinical trials and knowledge transfer aroused interests in research ethics, and he has taught clinical and professional ethics with medical students, and also research ethics for graduate students in the sciences and for physicians preparing for careers in clinical research with particular emphasis on ownership and intellectual property.