Clifford Snapper, M.D.

Clifford M. Snapper, M.D.

Name: Clifford M. Snapper, M.D.

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Pathology
Title: 
Professor
Faculty Rank: 
Full Professor
Location: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Basic and Translational Immunology

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-3490

Education

B.S. Brooklyn College (City University of New York), Brooklyn, New York, 1975
M.D. Albany Medical College (Union University, Albany, New York, 1981
Intern, Internal Medicine, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York, 1981-1982
Resident, Department of Pathology, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York, 1982-1985
Medical Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, 1985-1988

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

  • 1994-present Professor (secondary), Cell and Molecular Biology Program,USUHS
  • 1998-present Professor (secondary), Department of Medicine, USUHS
  • 1998-present Adjunct Professor, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (Rajasthan),India
  • 2000-present Professor (secondary), Emerging Infectious Diseases Program
  • 2000-present Director, Institute for Vaccine Research, USUHS
  • 1975 Theodore Smits Memorial Award in Astronomy and Physics
  • 1989 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Developing Investigator Award, Immunopharmacology of Allergic Diseases
  • 1992 The Jeffrey Modell Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2009 Exceptional Lab Instructor in Pathology, USUHS
  • 2008 Member, Ad Hoc; NIH Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel: “Hypersensitivity, Autoimmune, and Immune-Mediated Diseases”

Bibliography

  • Snapper, C. M., and F. D. Finkelman. Immunoglobulin class switching. In: Fundamental Immunology 4th edition, W. E. Paul ed., Raven Press, N.Y., 1997.
  • Snapper, C. M. and J. Banchereau. Cytokines in antibody responses. In: The cytokine network and immune functions, 1999. Ed. J. Theze.
  • Vos, Q., Lees, A., Wu, Z-Q., Snapper, C. M., and Mond, J. J. 2000. B cell activation by T cell independent type 2 antigens as an integral part of the humoral immune response to pathogenic microorganisms. Immunol. Rev. 176:154.
  • Snapper, C. M., Shen, Y., Khan, A. Q., Colino, J., Zelazowski, P., Mond, J. J., Gause, W. C., and Wu, Z-Q. 2001. Distinct types of T-cell help for the induction of a humoral immune response to Streptococcus pneumoniae. Trends in Immunology. 22:308.
  • Colino, J. and Snapper. C. M. 2003. Dendritic cells, new tools for vaccination. Microbes and Infection 5: 311.
  • Snapper, C. M., Wu, Z-Q., Khan, A. Q., and Colino, J. The humoral immune response to Streptococcus pneumoniae. In: The Pneumococcus. 2004. Eds. E. Tuomanen, T. Mitchell, D. Morrison, and B. Spratt.
  • Snapper, C. M. 2006. Differential regulation of protein- and polysaccharide-specific Ig isotype production in vivo in response to intact Streptococcus pneumoniae. Curr Protein Pept Sci. 7 :295.
  • Goldblatt, D. and Snapper, C. M. 2007. Immunobiology of pneumococcal polysaccharides and conjugate vaccines. In. Pneumococcal Vaccines: The Impact of Conjugate Vaccine. Eds. G. Siber, K. Klugman, and H. Makela, ASM Press.
  • Snapper, C. M. 2012. Mechanisms underlying in vivo polysaccharide-specific immunoglobulin responses to intact extracellular bacteria. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1253: 92.
  • Snapper, C. M. 2015. The humoral immune response to T cell-independent antigens. Encyclopedia of Immunology, Elsevier.