Wolpow Family Chair & Director, IBD Center; Professor of Medicine
Children's Hospital Boston
Scott Snapper is a physician-scientist with a passion both for patient care as well as research focusing on understanding the role of the immune system on inflammatory bowel diseases and immunodeficiencies. Dr. Snapper is the Wolpow Family Chair and Director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Snapper is Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
Currently, his laboratory is characterizing new genes that are associated with IBD and testing novel treatment strategies to manipulate immunoregulatory circuits in mice and man for IBD disease prevention and therapy. He and his team have developed novel mouse strains that permit them to study the role of human immune cells in mice. This novel approach is laying a foundation for these models to become important pre-clinical tools that will allow development and testing of novel therapeutic strategies. A major goal of Dr. Snapper’s recent activities is to identify the causes that lead to VEOIBD and to develop novel personalized therapeutic options based on these findings. Dr. Snapper co-leads an international consortium (the VEOIBD Consortium; www.veoibd.org) focused on this effort.
Dr. Snapper has authored over 150 original articles. Dr. Snapper is on the editorial board of several journals, is a member of numerous scientific advisory boards of major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, serves as a permanent member of the Gastrointestinal Mucosal Pathobiology Study Section of the NIH, and is the recent chair of the National Scientific Advisory Committee of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
Friday, June 21
1:40 PM – 2:05 PM