Marylynn Snyder, PhD

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

My research interests are in the fields of microbiology and molecular and cellular biology. As a graduate student, my thesis research focused on eukaryotic DNA replication utilizing the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model system. My postdoctoral research included studies of the JAK-STAT signaling pathway and its role in transcriptional regulation of cellular differentiation and breast cancer metastasis. Currently, I am interested in cytokines that promote breast cancer metastasis through activation of the transcription factor Stat3. I am also exploring the role of Stat3 in cardiomyopathy and heart failure.

Courses Taught at Felician University

  • BIO-103: General Biology I
  • BIO-104: General Biology II
  • BIO-202: Microbiology
  • BIO-205: Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO-307: Pathophysiology
  • BIO-312: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • BIO-450: Undergraduate Research in Biology I
  • BIO-451: Undergraduate Research in Biology II
  • GSCI-450: Undergraduate Research in General Science


Snyder, M., He, W., Zhang, J.J. (2005) The DNA Replication Factor MCM5 is Essential for Stat1-Mediated Transcriptional Activation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. 102 (41): 14539-14544.
Sun, W., Xu, W., Snyder, M., He, W., Ho, H., Ivashkiv, L.B., Zhang, J.J. (2005) The Conserved Leu-724 Residue is Required for Both Serine Phosphorylation and Co-Activator Recruitment for Stat1-Mediated Transcription Activation in Response to IFN-. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 280 (51): 41844-41851.
Sun, W., Snyder, M., Levy, D.E., Zhang, J.J. (2006) Regulation of Stat3 Transcriptional Activity by the Conserved LPMSP Motif for OSM and IL-6 Signaling. FEBS Letters. 580: 5880-5884.
Dershowitz, A., Snyder, M., Sbia, M., Skurnick, J.H., Ong, L.Y., Newlon, C.S. (2007) Linear Derivatives Of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Chromosome III Can Be Maintained in the Absence of Autonomously Replicating Sequence Elements. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 27: 4652-4663.
Snyder, M., Huang, X.-Y., Zhang, J.J. (2008) Identification of Novel Direct Stat3 Target Genes for Control of Growth and Differentiation. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 283: 3791-3798.
Snyder, M., Huang, X.-Y., Zhang, J.J. (2009) The Minichromosome Maintenance Proteins 2-7 (MCM2-7) are Necessary for RNA Polymerase II (Pol II)-Mediated Transcription. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 284:13466-13472.
Snyder, M., Huang, X.-Y., Zhang, J.J. (2010) Stat3 Directly Controls the Expression of Tbx5, Nkx2.5, and GATA4 and is Essential for Cardiomyocyte Differentiation of P19CL6 Cells. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 285: 23639-23646.
Snyder, M., Huang, X.-Y., Zhang, J.J. (2011) Stat3 is Essential for Neuronal Differentiation Through Direct Transcriptional Regulation of the Sox6 Gene. FEBS Letters. 585: 148-152.
Snyder, M., Huang, X.-Y., Zhang, J.J. (2011) Signal Transducers and Activators of Transcription 3 (STAT3) Directly Regulates Cytokine-Induced Fascin Expression and is Required for Breast Cancer Cell Migration. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 286: 38886-38893.
Snyder, M., Huang, J., Huang, X.-Y., Zhang, J.J. (2014) A Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3-Nuclear Factor B (Stat3/NFB) Complex is Necessary for the Expression of Fascin in Metastatic Breast Cancer Cells in Response to Interleukin (IL)-6 and Tumor NecrosisFactor (TNF)-α. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 289: 30082-30089.
Zhang, W., Qu, X., Chen, B., Snyder, M., Wang, M., Li, B, Tang, Y, Chen, H., Zhu, W., Zhan, L., Yin, N., Li, D, Xie, L., Liu, Y, Zhang, J., Fu, X.-Y., Rubart-von der Lohe, M., Song, L.-S., Huang, X.-Y., and Shou, W. (2016). Critical Roles of STAT3 in beta-Adrenergic Functions in the Heart. Circulation. 133: 48-61.
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PhD, Rutgers-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
BS, Felician University/Rutgers-School of Health Professions

Positions Held

Assistant Professor, Felician University (2016-Present)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Felician University (2014-2016)
Adjunct Lecturer, Caldwell University (2014-2016)
Adjunct Professor, Kean University (2013-2015)
Adjunct Instructor, Passaic County Community College (2013-2014)
Adjunct Instructor, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (2012-2013)
Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medical College (2004-2012)
Teaching Assistant, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (1998-1999)