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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

Moylan, CA, Mavis, AM, Bashir, MR, Malik, D, Bozdogan, E, Buie, S, Hoyo, C, Diehl, AM, Murphy, SK, and Abdelmalek, MF. "Visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue measurements associate with increased metabolic risk for NAFLD in pre-pubertal obese children." October 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Murphy, SK, Schrott, R, Visco, Z, Huang, Z, Grenier, C, Mitchell, J, Schechter, J, Lucas, J, Levin, ED, Price, T, and Kollins, SH. "Environment and Gametic Epigenetic Reprogramming." September 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Cordero, FJ, Huang, Z, Grenier, C, He, X, Hu, G, McLendon, RE, Murphy, SK, Hashizume, R, and Becher, OJ. "Histone H3.3K27M Represses p16 to Accelerate Gliomagenesis in a Murine Model of DIPG." Molecular cancer research : MCR 15, no. 9 (September 2017): 1243-1254.

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Liu, Y, Reynolds, LM, Ding, J, Hou, L, Lohman, K, Young, T, Cui, W, Huang, Z, Grenier, C, Wan, M, Stunnenberg, HG, Siscovick, D, Hou, L, Psaty, BM, Rich, SS, Rotter, JI, Kaufman, JD, Burke, GL, Murphy, S, Jacobs, DR, Post, W, Hoeschele, I, Bell, DA, Herrington, D, Parks, JS, Tracy, RP, McCall, CE, and Stein, JH. "Blood monocyte transcriptome and epigenome analyses reveal loci associated with human atherosclerosis." Nature communications 8, no. 1 (August 30, 2017): 393-.

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McCullough, LE, Miller, EE, Calderwood, LE, Shivappa, N, Steck, SE, Forman, MR, A Mendez, M, Maguire, R, Fuemmeler, BF, Kollins, SH, D Bilbo, S, Huang, Z, Murtha, AP, Murphy, SK, Hébert, JR, and Hoyo, C. "Maternal inflammatory diet and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Circulating cytokines and genomic imprinting as potential regulators?." Epigenetics 12, no. 8 (August 2017): 688-697.

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Benjamin Neelon, SE, White, AJ, Vidal, AC, Schildkraut, JM, Murtha, AP, Murphy, SK, Kullman, SW, and Hoyo, C. "Maternal vitamin D, DNA methylation at imprint regulatory regions and offspring weight at birth, 1 year and 3 years." International journal of obesity (2005) (July 5, 2017).

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Gonzalez-Nahm, S, Mendez, M, Robinson, W, Murphy, SK, Hoyo, C, Hogan, V, and Rowley, D. "Low maternal adherence to a Mediterranean diet is associated with increase in methylation at the MEG3-IG differentially methylated region in female infants." Environmental epigenetics 3, no. 2 (May 6, 2017): dvx007-.

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Luo, Y, McCullough, LE, Tzeng, J-Y, Darrah, T, Vengosh, A, Maguire, RL, Maity, A, Samuel-Hodge, C, Murphy, SK, Mendez, MA, and Hoyo, C. "Maternal blood cadmium, lead and arsenic levels, nutrient combinations, and offspring birthweight." BMC public health 17, no. 1 (April 24, 2017): 354-.

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Moylan, CA, Giraldo, RH, Murphy, SK, Diehl, AM, and Abdelmalek, MF. "Differential DNA Methylation in Whole Blood Reflects that in Liver and Distinguishes Patients with Advanced NAFLD Fibrosis from Those with Normal Histology: A Potential Non-Invasive Tool." April 2017.

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Breton, CV, Marsit, CJ, Faustman, E, Nadeau, K, Goodrich, JM, Dolinoy, DC, Herbstman, J, Holland, N, LaSalle, JM, Schmidt, R, Yousefi, P, Perera, F, Joubert, BR, Wiemels, J, Taylor, M, Yang, IV, Chen, R, Hew, KM, Freeland, DMH, Miller, R, and Murphy, SK. "Small-Magnitude Effect Sizes in Epigenetic End Points are Important in Children's Environmental Health Studies: The Children's Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center's Epigenetics Working Group." Environmental health perspectives 125, no. 4 (April 2017): 511-526.

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