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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

Mwinyi, J, Boström, AE, Pisanu, C, Murphy, SK, Erhart, W, Schafmayer, C, Hampe, J, Moylan, C, and Schiöth, HB. "NAFLD is associated with methylation shifts with relevance for the expression of genes involved in lipoprotein particle composition." Biochimica et biophysica acta 1862, no. 3 (March 2017): 314-323.

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Hoffman, K, Butt, CM, Webster, TF, Preston, EV, Hammel, SC, Makey, C, Lorenzo, AM, Cooper, EM, Carignan, C, Meeker, JD, Hauser, R, Soubry, A, Murphy, SK, Price, TM, Hoyo, C, Mendelsohn, E, Congleton, J, Daniels, JL, and Stapleton, HM. "Temporal Trends in Exposure to Organophosphate Flame Retardants in the United States." Environmental science & technology letters 4, no. 3 (March 2017): 112-118.

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Maguire, RL, Vidal, AC, Murphy, SK, and Hoyo, C. "Disparities in Cervical Cancer Incidence and Mortality: Can Epigenetics Contribute to Eliminating Disparities?." Advances in cancer research 133 (January 2017): 129-156. (Review)

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Gao, L, Millstein, J, Siegmund, KD, Dubeau, L, Maguire, R, Gilliland, FD, Murphy, SK, Hoyo, C, and Breton, CV. "Epigenetic regulation of AXL and risk of childhood asthma symptoms." Clinical epigenetics 9 (January 2017): 121-.

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Soubry, A, Hoyo, C, Butt, CM, Fieuws, S, Price, TM, Murphy, SK, and Stapleton, HM. "Human exposure to flame-retardants is associated with aberrant DNA methylation at imprinted genes in sperm." Environmental epigenetics 3, no. 1 (January 2017): dvx003-.

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Moylan, CA, Wegermann, KJ, Henao, RG, Murphy, SK, Diehl, AM, and Abdelmalek, MF. "BCAT1 Is Associated with Clinical Decompensation in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: a Pilot Study." October 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Murphy, SK, Keyhan, S, Guo, L, Tomins, K, Taylor, M, Joglekar, R, Huang, Z, Grenier, C, Liao, Y, Massarsky, A, Soubry, A, Lea, A, Burke, EE, Cauley, M, Hall, BJ, Lucas, JE, Hoyo, C, Di Giulio, RT, Levin, ED, and Price, TM. "Environmental Influence on Preconceptional and Gestational DNA Methylation Profiles." September 2016.

Scholars@Duke

Moylan, CA, and Murphy, SK. "DNA Methylation: Basic Principles." In Medical Epigenetics, 11-31. July 1, 2016.

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Yamanoi, K, Matsumura, N, Murphy, SK, Baba, T, Abiko, K, Hamanishi, J, Yamaguchi, K, Koshiyama, M, Konishi, I, and Mandai, M. "Suppression of ABHD2, identified through a functional genomics screen, causes anoikis resistance, chemoresistance and poor prognosis in ovarian cancer." Oncotarget 7, no. 30 (July 2016): 47620-47636.

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Schiöth, HB, Boström, A, Murphy, SK, Erhart, W, Hampe, J, Moylan, C, and Mwinyi, J. "A targeted analysis reveals relevant shifts in the methylation and transcription of genes responsible for bile acid homeostasis and drug metabolism in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease." BMC genomics 17 (June 14, 2016): 462-.

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