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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

Murphy, SK, Huang, Z, Wen, Y, Spillman, MA, Whitaker, RS, Simel, LR, Nichols, TD, Marks, JR, and Berchuck, A. "Frequent IGF2/H19 domain epigenetic alterations and elevated IGF2 expression in epithelial ovarian cancer." Mol Cancer Res 4, no. 4 (April 2006): 283-292.

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Murphy, SK, Nolan, CM, Huang, Z, Kucera, KS, Freking, BA, Smith, TPL, Leymaster, KA, Weidman, JR, and Jirtle, RL. "Callipyge mutation affects gene expression in cis: a potential role for chromatin structure." Genome Res 16, no. 3 (March 2006): 340-346.

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Huang, Z, Wen, Y, Shandilya, R, Marks, JR, Berchuck, A, and Murphy, SK. "High throughput detection of M6P/IGF2R intronic hypermethylation and LOH in ovarian cancer. (Published online)" Nucleic Acids Res 34, no. 2 (2006): 555-563.

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Berchuck, A, Iversen, ES, Lancaster, JM, Pittman, J, Luo, J, Lee, P, Murphy, S, Dressman, HK, Febbo, PG, West, M, Nevins, JR, and Marks, JR. "Patterns of gene expression that characterize long-term survival in advanced stage serous ovarian cancers." Clin Cancer Res 11, no. 10 (May 15, 2005): 3686-3696.

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Spillman, MA, Schildkraut, JM, Halabi, S, Moorman, P, Calingaert, B, Bentley, RC, Marks, JR, Murphy, S, and Berchuck, A. "Transforming growth factor beta receptor I polyalanine repeat polymorphism does not increase ovarian cancer risk." Gynecol Oncol 97, no. 2 (May 2005): 543-549.

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Wang, W, Huper, G, Guo, Y, Murphy, SK, Olson, JA, and Marks, JR. "Analysis of methylation-sensitive transcriptome identifies GADD45a as a frequently methylated gene in breast cancer." Oncogene 24, no. 16 (April 14, 2005): 2705-2714.

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Murphy, SK, Freking, BA, Smith, TPL, Leymaster, K, Nolan, CM, Wylie, AA, Evans, HK, and Jirtle, RL. "Abnormal postnatal maintenance of elevated DLK1 transcript levels in callipyge sheep." Mamm Genome 16, no. 3 (March 2005): 171-183.

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Weidman, JR, Murphy, SK, Nolan, CM, Dietrich, FS, and Jirtle, RL. "Phylogenetic footprint analysis of IGF2 in extant mammals." Genome Res 14, no. 9 (September 2004): 1726-1732.

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Murphy, SK, Wylie, AA, Coveler, KJ, Cotter, PD, Papenhausen, PR, Sutton, VR, Shaffer, LG, and Jirtle, RL. "Epigenetic detection of human chromosome 14 uniparental disomy." Hum Mutat 22, no. 1 (July 2003): 92-97.

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Murphy, SK, and Jirtle, RL. "Imprinting evolution and the price of silence." Bioessays 25, no. 6 (June 2003): 577-588. (Review)

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