David is from Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Haverford College as a Chemistry major with a concentration in Biochemistry. He likes playing guitar and juggling. David was a research specialist in the lab from May 2008-June 2009. He went on to join the Tri-institutional MD-PhD Program of Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University, and the Sloan-Kettering Institute.
Johnson, B.S., D. Snead, J.J. Lee, J. M. McCaffery, J. Shorter, A.D. Gitler. (2009). TDP-43 is intrinsically aggregation-prone and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-linked mutations accelerate aggregation and increase toxicity. J. Biol. Chem. 284(30):20329-39 pdf file link
Wendler, P., J. Shorter, D. Snead, C. Plisson, D.K. Clare, S. Lindquist and H.R. Saibil. (2009). Motor mechanism for protein threading through Hsp104. Mol Cell. 34:81-92. pdf file link