Headshot photo of Bruce Jeffrey Schnapp, Ph.D.

Bruce Jeffrey Schnapp, Ph.D.

  • Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
  • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine


Bruce Schnapp is a Professor in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology. He earned his B.S. (Biology) in 1972 and his Ph.D. (Neuroscience) in 1976 at the University of Connecticut. After postdoctoral work in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Schnapp joined the intramural program at NIH in 1983, and maintained his lab off campus at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA until 1989. Dr. Schnapp was Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology at Boston University Medical School (1989-1990) before moving his lab to Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School (1991-2001), and then to OHSU in 2001.

Areas of interest

  • cell biology; transport; kinesin; dynein; myosin; zebrafish; melanocytes



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