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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

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-null.

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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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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-null.

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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

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