Associate Professor of Molecular and Environmental Health
BSc, MS, PhD
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Associate Professor Snow obtained a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)at Beloit College, worked at Lovelace Clinic and Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, obtaining a MSc (Chemistry) at UNM and a PhD (Biomedical Science) at the University of Tennessee in 1982. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle, she worked at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, on the genetic toxicology of metals. In 1999 she moved to Deakin University, Burwood, to teach Biochemistry and continue her research with funding from the US-EPA and EPRI. Promoted to Associate Professor in 2003, in 2006 she moved to the School of Human Life Sciences at the University of Tasmania. A/Prof Snow's research interests centre on the molecular and genetic effects of environmental contaminants, including arsenic, UV light and DNA viruses.
A/Prof Snow teaches in the areas of biochemistry, molecular biology, environmental health and environmental toxicology. She is the unit chair of Human Molecular Biology (CXA300) , and teaches modules in Introductory Biochemistry (CXA125), Metabolic Biochemistry (CXA261), Cell and Molecular Biochemistry (CXA262) and Environmental Hazards (CXA216).
A/Prof Snow's current research projects include the epigenetic effects of long term exposure to low dose arsenic (with Katherine Herbert, Dr Tony Cook and Dr Adele Holloway, Determining the Immunophenotype of the Devil Facial Tumour (with Dane Hayes (DPIPWE and UTAS) and Dr Steven Pycroft (Univ Adelaide, SA).
A/ Prof Snow's other research areas include genetic toxicology of metals and metalloids, DNA repair, particularly Base Excision Repair, DNA replication fidelity, environmental health – including exposure to environmental metals, Health effects of arsenic and chromium. Mechanisms of carcinogenesis, in vitro and in vivo.Recent collaborations include: Prof Madeleine Ball (UTAS), Prof Shan Rajendra (Sydney SW Clinical School, UNSW), Dr Bin Wang (Ingham Inst & UNSW), Dr Jan West (Deakin Univ), Dr Gemma Williams (AECOM, Melbourne).
Authorised by the Head of Human Life Sciences
17 March, 2015