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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

Amano, Y, Yamaguchi, K, Mandai, M, Matsumura, N, Hamanishi, J, Baba, T, Yamanoi, K, Murphy, SK, and Konishi, I. "Abstract PR08: HNF1β confers resistance to oxidative stress of ovarian clear cell carcinoma." Clinical Cancer Research 19, no. 19 Supplement (October 1, 2013): PR08-PR08.

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Vidal, AC, Murphy, SK, Murtha, AP, Schildkraut, JM, Soubry, A, Huang, Z, Neelon, SEB, Fuemmeler, B, Iversen, E, Wang, F, Kurtzberg, J, Jirtle, RL, and Hoyo, C. "Associations between antibiotic exposure during pregnancy, birth weight and aberrant methylation at imprinted genes among offspring." International Journal of Obesity (2005) 37, no. 7 (July 2013): 907-913.

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Murphy, SK. "Prenatal sensitization of a postnatal trigger for metabolic disease." The Journal of Clinical Investigation 123, no. 7 (July 2013): 2786-2788.

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Liu, Y, Hoyo, C, Murphy, S, Huang, Z, Overcash, F, Thompson, J, Brown, H, and Murtha, AP. "DNA methylation at imprint regulatory regions in preterm birth and infection." Am J Obstet Gynecol 208, no. 5 (May 2013): 395.e1-395.e7.

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Wang, X, Pittman, GS, Su, D, Adamski, KN, Campbell, MR, Joubert, BR, Huang, ZY, Hoyo, C, Murphy, SK, London, SA, and Bell, DA. "Abstract 3647: Dose-dependent alteration of CpG methylation in AHRR and GFI1 in mononuclear cell DNA of smokers." April 15, 2013.

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Sfakianos, GP, Iversen, ES, Whitaker, R, Akushevich, L, Schildkraut, JM, Murphy, SK, Marks, JR, and Berchuck, A. "Validation of ovarian cancer gene expression signatures for survival and subtype in formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues." Gynecol Oncol 129, no. 1 (April 2013): 159-164.

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Murphy, SK, Nye, MD, and Hoyo, C. "Methylation at Imprinted Insulin-Like Growth Factor-2 (IGF2) Is Vulnerable to Lead Exposure in Human Embryonic Kidney Cells." March 2013.

Scholars@Duke

Murphy, SK, and Hollingsworth, JW. "Stress: a possible link between genetics, epigenetics, and childhood asthma." American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 187, no. 6 (March 2013): 563-564.

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Soubry, A, Schildkraut, JM, Murtha, A, Wang, F, Huang, Z, Bernal, A, Kurtzberg, J, Jirtle, RL, Murphy, SK, and Hoyo, C. "Paternal obesity is associated with IGF2 hypomethylation in newborns: results from a Newborn Epigenetics Study (NEST) cohort. (Published online)" BMC Med 11 (February 6, 2013): 29-.

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Vidal, AC, Murphy, SK, Murtha, AP, Schildkraut, JM, Soubry, A, Huang, Z, Neelon, SEB, Fuemmeler, B, Iversen, E, Wang, F, Kurtzberg, J, Jirtle, RL, and Hoyo, C. "Associations between antibiotic exposure during pregnancy, birth weight and aberrant methylation at imprinted genes among offspring." International Journal of Obesity 37, no. 7 (2013): 907-913.

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