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Susan Kay Murphy, PhD

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Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 226 B Wing LSRC, 450 Research Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 681-3423
Email: susan.murphy@duke.edu

Ovarian and cervical cancer epigenetics, imprinted genes in ovarian and cervical cancers, identification of methylation biomarkers of disease, ovarian cancer stem cells, chemotherapeutic response in ovarian cancer, tumor dormancy, the influence of the in utero environment on DNA methylation and risk of disease.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 1998
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 1992

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Bradley, MS, Burke, EE, Grenier, C, Amundsen, CL, Murphy, SK, and Siddiqui, NY. "A genome-scale DNA methylation study in women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome." Neurourology and urodynamics 37, no. 4 (April 2018): 1485-1493.

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Schrott, R, and Murphy, SK. "Folic acid throughout pregnancy: too much?." The American journal of clinical nutrition 107, no. 4 (April 2018): 497-498.

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Dozmorov, MG, Bilbo, SD, Kollins, SH, Zucker, N, Do, EK, Schechter, JC, Zhang, JJ, Murphy, SK, Hoyo, C, and Fuemmeler, BF. "Associations between maternal cytokine levels during gestation and measures of child cognitive abilities and executive functioning." Brain, behavior, and immunity (March 24, 2018).

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Gomih, A, Smith, JS, North, KE, Hudgens, MG, Brewster, WR, Huang, Z, Skaar, D, Valea, F, Bentley, RC, Vidal, AC, Maguire, RL, Jirtle, RL, Murphy, SK, and Hoyo, C. "DNA methylation of imprinted gene control regions in the regression of low-grade cervical lesions." International journal of cancer (February 28, 2018).

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Green, AJ, Hoyo, C, Mattingly, CJ, Luo, Y, Tzeng, J-Y, Murphy, SK, Buchwalter, DB, and Planchart, A. "Cadmium exposure increases the risk of juvenile obesity: a human and zebrafish comparative study." International journal of obesity (2005) (February 20, 2018).

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Felix, JF, Joubert, BR, Baccarelli, AA, Sharp, GC, Almqvist, C, Annesi-Maesano, I, Arshad, H, Baïz, N, Bakermans-Kranenburg, MJ, Bakulski, KM, Binder, EB, Bouchard, L, Breton, CV, Brunekreef, B, Brunst, KJ, Burchard, EG, Bustamante, M, Chatzi, L, Cheng Munthe-Kaas, M, Corpeleijn, E, Czamara, D, Dabelea, D, Davey Smith, G, De Boever, P, Duijts, L, Dwyer, T, Eng, C, Eskenazi, B, Everson, TM, Falahi, F, Fallin, MD, Farchi, S, Fernandez, MF, Gao, L, Gaunt, TR, Ghantous, A, Gillman, MW, and Gonseth, S et al. "Cohort Profile: Pregnancy And Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) Consortium." International journal of epidemiology 47, no. 1 (February 2018): 22-23u.

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Schechter, JC, Fuemmeler, BF, Hoyo, C, Murphy, SK, Zhang, JJ, and Kollins, SH. "Impact of Smoking Ban on Passive Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Non-Smokers in the Southeastern United States." International journal of environmental research and public health 15, no. 1 (January 6, 2018).

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Chawla, D, Fuemmeler, B, Benjamin-Neelon, SE, Hoyo, C, Murphy, S, and Daniels, JL. "Early prenatal vitamin D concentrations and social-emotional development in infants." The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians (December 4, 2017): 1-8.

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Li, X, Moylan, CA, Baker, SS, Liu, W, Baker, RD, Murphy, SK, Abdelmalek, MF, Zhu, R, Diehl, AM, and Zhu, L. "Altered liver methylome and transcriptome provide evidence for epigenetic contribution to NAFLD pathogenesis." October 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Sharp, GC, Salas, LA, Monnereau, C, Allard, C, Yousefi, P, Everson, TM, Bohlin, J, Xu, Z, Huang, R-C, Reese, SE, Xu, C-J, Baïz, N, Hoyo, C, Agha, G, Roy, R, Holloway, JW, Ghantous, A, Merid, SK, Bakulski, KM, Küpers, LK, Zhang, H, Richmond, RC, Page, CM, Duijts, L, Lie, RT, Melton, PE, Vonk, JM, Nohr, EA, Williams-DeVane, C, Huen, K, Rifas-Shiman, SL, Ruiz-Arenas, C, Gonseth, S, Rezwan, FI, Herceg, Z, Ekström, S, Croen, L, Falahi, F, Perron, P, Karagas, MR, Quraishi, BM, Suderman, M, and Magnus, MC et al. "Maternal BMI at the start of pregnancy and offspring epigenome-wide DNA methylation: findings from the pregnancy and childhood epigenetics (PACE) consortium." Human molecular genetics 26, no. 20 (October 2017): 4067-4085.

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