Anita K. Snyder worked at the research bench for over ten years before embarking on a career as a freelance writer and copy editor. She has been editing scientific manuscripts since March 2007. She lives in Fort Worth, TX, USA.
Anita also enjoys photographing the plants, flowers, produce, and numerous garden pests she finds in her vegetable garden.
Master of Science in Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Florida, 2001.
Bachelor of Science in Horticulture- Biotechnology, Delaware Valley College, 1998.
MediaBistro Copy Editing 101
Summer Writer’s Institute, Washington University in St. Louis
Huang X, Liu X, Chen X, Snyder A, Song WY. Members of the XB3 family from diverse plant species induce programmed cell death in Nicotiana benthamiana. PLoS One. 2013;8(5):e63868. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063868.
Allen A, Snyder AK, Preuss M, Nielsen EE, Shah DM, Smith TJ. Plant defensins and virally encoded fungal toxin KP4 inhibit plant root growth. Planta. 2008 Jan;227(2):331-9.
Ramamoorthy V, Zhao X, Snyder AK, Xu JR, Shah DM. Two mitogen-activated protein kinase signalling cascades mediate basal resistance to antifungal plant defensins in Fusarium graminearum. Cell Microbiol. 2007 Jun;9(6):1491-506.
Hanks JN, Snyder AK, Graham MA, Shah RK, Blaylock LA, Harrison MJ, Shah DM. Defensin gene family in Medicago truncatula: structure, expression and induction by signal molecules. Plant Mol Biol. 2005 Jun;58(3):385-99.
Snyder AK, Williams CR, Johnson A, O’Donnell M, Bloom LB. Mechanism of loading the Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III sliding clamp: II. Uncoupling the beta and DNA binding activities of the gamma complex. J Biol Chem. 2004 Feb 6;279(6):4386-93.
Williams CR, Snyder AK, Kuzmic P, O’Donnell M, Bloom LB. Mechanism of loading the Escherichia coli DNA polymerase III sliding clamp: I. Two distinct activities for individual ATP sites in the gamma complex. J Biol Chem. 2004 Feb 6;279(6):4376-85.
Ding X, Snyder AK, Shaw R, Farmerie WG, Song WY. Direct retransformation of yeast with plasmid DNA isolated from single yeast colonies using rolling circle amplification. Biotechniques. 2003 Oct;35(4):774-6, 778-9.