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Susan Kay Murphy, PhD

Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 701 W. Main Street, Suite 510, Room 5140, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 681-3423

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


Murphy, S. K., Y. Ito, and G. D. Parks. “A functional antigenomic promoter for the paramyxovirus simian virus 5 requires proper spacing between an essential internal segment and the 3' terminus.” J Virol 72, no. 1 (January 1998): 10–19.


Murphy, S. K., and G. D. Parks. “Genome nucleotide lengths that are divisible by six are not essential but enhance replication of defective interfering RNAs of the paramyxovirus simian virus 5.” Virology 232, no. 1 (May 26, 1997): 145–57.

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Murphy, S. K., and J. D. Oliver. “Effects of temperature abuse on survival of Vibrio vulnificus in oysters.” Appl Environ Microbiol 58, no. 9 (September 1992): 2771–75.


Bradley, Megan S., Marie-Helene Boudreau, Carole Grenier, Zhiqing Huang, Susan K. Murphy, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “Urine RNA Processing in a Clinical Setting: Comparison of 3 Protocols.” Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 25, no. 3 (n.d.): 247–51.

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