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Susan Kay Murphy, PhD

Murphy
Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Campus Mail: 701 W. Main Street, Suite 510, Room 5140, Durham, NC 27701
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

Dozmorov, Mikhail G., Staci D. Bilbo, Scott H. Kollins, Nancy Zucker, Elizabeth K. Do, Julia C. Schechter, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Susan K. Murphy, Cathrine Hoyo, and Bernard F. Fuemmeler. “Associations between maternal cytokine levels during gestation and measures of child cognitive abilities and executive functioning.” Brain Behav Immun 70 (May 2018): 390–97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2018.03.029.

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Bradley, Megan S., Emily E. Burke, Carole Grenier, Cindy L. Amundsen, Susan K. Murphy, and Nazema Y. Siddiqui. “A genome-scale DNA methylation study in women with interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome.” Neurourol Urodyn 37, no. 4 (April 2018): 1485–93. https://doi.org/10.1002/nau.23489.

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Benjamin Neelon, S. E., A. J. White, A. C. Vidal, J. M. Schildkraut, A. P. Murtha, S. K. Murphy, S. W. Kullman, and C. Hoyo. “Maternal vitamin D, DNA methylation at imprint regulatory regions and offspring weight at birth, 1 year and 3 years.” Int J Obes (Lond) 42, no. 4 (April 2018): 587–93. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2017.160.

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Felix, Janine F., Bonnie R. Joubert, Andrea A. Baccarelli, Gemma C. Sharp, Catarina Almqvist, Isabella Annesi-Maesano, Hasan Arshad, et al. “Cohort Profile: Pregnancy And Childhood Epigenetics (PACE) Consortium.” Int J Epidemiol 47, no. 1 (February 1, 2018): 22-23u. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyx190.

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Schechter, Julia C., Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Cathrine Hoyo, Susan K. Murphy, Junfeng Jim Zhang, and Scott H. Kollins. “Impact of Smoking Ban on Passive Smoke Exposure in Pregnant Non-Smokers in the Southeastern United States.” Int J Environ Res Public Health 15, no. 1 (January 6, 2018). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15010083.

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Wegermann, Kara, Ricardo Henao, Anna Mae Diehl, Susan K. Murphy, Manal F. Abdelmalek, and Cynthia A. Moylan. “Branched chain amino acid transaminase 1 (BCAT1) is overexpressed and hypomethylated in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease who experience adverse clinical events: A pilot study.” Plos One 13, no. 9 (2018): e0204308. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204308.

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Murphy, Susan K., Nilda Itchon-Ramos, Zachary Visco, Zhiqing Huang, Carole Grenier, Rose Schrott, Kelly Acharya, et al. “Cannabinoid exposure and altered DNA methylation in rat and human sperm.” Epigenetics 13, no. 12 (2018): 1208–21. https://doi.org/10.1080/15592294.2018.1554521.

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Gonzalez-Nahm, Sarah, Michelle A. Mendez, Sara E. Benjamin-Neelon, Susan K. Murphy, Vijaya K. Hogan, Diane L. Rowley, and Cathrine Hoyo. “DNA methylation of imprinted genes at birth is associated with child weight status at birth, 1 year, and 3 years.” Clin Epigenetics 10 (2018): 90. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13148-018-0521-0.

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House, John S., Michelle Mendez, Rachel L. Maguire, Sarah Gonzalez-Nahm, Zhiqing Huang, Julie Daniels, Susan K. Murphy, Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Fred A. Wright, and Cathrine Hoyo. “Periconceptional Maternal Mediterranean Diet Is Associated With Favorable Offspring Behaviors and Altered CpG Methylation of Imprinted Genes.” Front Cell Dev Biol 6 (2018): 107. https://doi.org/10.3389/fcell.2018.00107.

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