SACRAMENTO -- A former chemistry researcher at UC Davis will stand trial on explosives and weapons-related charges connected to a blast at his apartment.

The Sacramento Bee says 32-year-old David Snyder is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 1 for trial.

He faces 17 charges related to the explosion in his campus apartment in January.

Snyder suffered hand injuries in the blast, and dozens of residents were forced from their homes for hours.

Prosecutors alleged Snyder possessed explosives, including nitroglycerin and RDX, an ingredient found in blasting caps and military C-4 explosives.

Snyder, who specialized in cystic fibrosis research, was recognized as an outstanding graduate student teacher at UC Davis.