Dr. Jonathan Snow, Assistant Professor of Biology at Barnard College, has been working on the cellular and molecular causes of organismal disease since 1998. Dr. Snow received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, San Francisco, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School. His graduate and postgraduate work focused on signal transduction, regulation of gene expression, and organismal stress responses in blood development of mammals. He subsequently became fascinated with the honey bee and changed his research focus to the study of these same biological processes in the honey bee, especially in light of the epidemic of colony collapse. After beginning this research while a visiting faculty member at Williams College in 2010-2012, he joined the Biology Department at Barnard College in 2012. He continues his avocation as a bee-keeper while teaching and maintaining an active research l
aboratory focused on cell stress responses and infectious disease in honey bees.


2003-2009    Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, MA
                   Research Fellow, Hematology/Oncology

1997-2003    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
                   Ph.D. from Biomedical Sciences Program (April, 2003)

1992-1996    Williams College, Williamstown, MA
                   Bachelor of Arts, Major: Biology


2012-present Barnard College, New York, NY
                    Assistant Professor of Biology

2010-2012     Williams College, Williamstown, MA
                    Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

2009-2010     Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
                    Harvard Medical School
                    Instructor in Pediatrics, Research Faculty in
                    Dr. Stuart Orkin’s laboratory

2003-2009     Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
                    Research Fellow in Dr. Stuart Orkin’s laboratory
                    (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellow 2005-2008)

1998-2003     University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA
                    Graduate student in Dr. Mark Goldsmith's laboratory
                    studying the role of the STAT family of transcription
                    factors in hematolymphoid development in vivo

1995-1996     Williams College Williamstown, MA
                    Senior Thesis student in Dr. Daniel Lynch's laboratory
                    studying the enzyme biochemistry of sphingolipid
                    metabolism in plant cells

Honors and Grants
2017             Emily Gregory Award - Student nominated award honors an outstanding
                    faculty member for excellence in teaching and for devotion and service to
2017             Tow Award for Innovative and Outstanding Pedagogy 
2016             North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
2015             National Honey Board
2005-2008     Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fellowship
2005             American Cancer Society Fellowship, declined
2001             Travel Award for the 43rd Meeting of the American Society of Hematology
2001             Dean's Health Sciences Fellowship, UCSF
1997             Honorable Mention, NSF Fellowship