Current Fellows

Kelly Kyker-Snowman, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University

New Brunswick, NJ

kelly.kykersnowman@rutgers.edu

Education

B.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Ph.D., Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

INSPIRE fellow, Biomedical Engineering — Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Research

Research Mentor: David Shreiber, Ph.D. 
 
Currently researching the biomechanics of cadherin-mediated cell interactions and responses to compression, using spheroids in functionalized hydrogels.

Teaching

Teaching Mentor: Reed Carroll, New Jersey City University   

Teaching Interests: Currently teaching sections of Cell Biology, Principles of Biology and Physiology
 
Selected Publications:

 

Kyker-Snowman K, Hughes RM, Yankaskas CL, Cravero K, Karthikeyan S, Button B, Waters I, Rosen DM, Dennison L, Hunter N, Donaldson J, Christenson ES, Konstantopoulos K, Hurley PJ, Croessmann S, Park BH. TrkA overexpression in non-tumorigenic human breast cell lines confers oncogenic and metastatic properties. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2020 Feb;179(3):631-642.

Cravero K, Medford A, Pallavajjala A, Canzoniero J, Hunter N, Chu D, Cochran RL, Waters I, Christenson ES, Kyker-Snowman K, Button B, Cole AJ, Park BH. Biotinylated amplicon sequencing: A method for preserving DNA samples of limited quantity. Pract Lab Med.

Cravero K, Medford A, Pallavajjala A, Canzoniero J, Hunter N, Chu D, Cochran RL, Waters I, Christenson ES, Kyker-Snowman K, Button B, Cole AJ, Park BH. Biotinylated amplicon sequencing: A method for preserving DNA samples of limited quantity. Pract Lab Med. Aug 9, 2018.

Kyker-Snowman K, Avigdor B, Nasim M, Cimino-Mathews A, Wheelan SJ, Argani P, Park BH. A primary breast cancer with distinct foci of estrogen receptor alpha positive and negative cells derived from the same clonal origin as revealed by whole exome sequencing. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Avigdor B, Beierl K, Gocke CD, Zabransky D, Cravero K, Kyker-Snowman K, Button B, Chu D, Croessmann S, Cochran RL, Connolly R, Park BH, Wheelan SJ, Cimino-Mathews A. Whole exome sequencing of metaplastic breast carcinoma indicates monoclonality with associated ductal carcinoma component. Clin Cancer Res. August 2017.

Kyker-Snowman K, Park BH. “Circulating Free Tumor DNA (ctDNA): The Real-Time Liquid Biopsy” Liquid Biopsies in Solid Tumors, pp 105-118, Springer, 2017.

Chu D, Paoletti C, Gersch C, VanDenBerg DA, Zabransky DJ, Cochran RL, Wong HY, Toro PV, Cidado J, Croessmann S, Erlanger B, Cravero K, Kyker-Snowman K, Button B, Parsons H, Dalton BD, Gillani R, Medford A, Aung K, Tokudome N, Chinnaiyan A, Schott A, Robertson D, Jacks KS, Lauring J, Hurley P, Hayes DF, Rae JM and Park BH. ESR1 mutations in circulating plasma tumor DNA from metastatic breast cancer patients. Clinical Cancer Research, Feb 15;22(4):993-9, 2016.