Chris Snow Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Office: Scott Bioengineering Building 356

Phone: (970) 491-5276


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  • Ph.D., Stanford University
  • Sc.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Postdoc, California Institute of Technology


Dr. Christopher Snow joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as an assistant professor in August of 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. At CSU, Dr. Snow will focus on the prediction and design of biomolecular structure and specificity. Application areas of interest include bioenergy, synthetic biology, pharmacogenetics, and structural biology. Methods of particular interest include directed evolution, macromolecular crystallography, and new algorithms for reliable computational protein engineering.