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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

Nye, MD, King, KE, Darrah, TH, Maguire, R, Jima, DD, Huang, Z, Mendez, MA, Fry, RC, Jirtle, RL, Murphy, SK, and Hoyo, C. "Maternal blood lead concentrations, DNA methylation of MEG3 DMR regulating the DLK1/MEG3 imprinted domain and early growth in a multiethnic cohort." Environmental Epigenetics 2, no. 1 (January 2016).

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King, KE, Kane, JB, Scarbrough, P, Hoyo, C, and Murphy, SK. "Neighborhood and Family Environment of Expectant Mothers May Influence Prenatal Programming of Adult Cancer Risk: Discussion and an Illustrative DNA Methylation Example." Biodemography and social biology 62, no. 1 (January 2016): 87-104.

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Soubry, A, Guo, L, Huang, Z, Hoyo, C, Romanus, S, Price, T, and Murphy, SK. "Obesity-related DNA methylation at imprinted genes in human sperm: Results from the TIEGER study." Clinical epigenetics 8 (January 2016): 51-.

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Peng, J, Hamanishi, J, Matsumura, N, Abiko, K, Murat, K, Baba, T, Yamaguchi, K, Horikawa, N, Hosoe, Y, Murphy, SK, Konishi, I, and Mandai, M. "Chemotherapy Induces Programmed Cell Death-Ligand 1 Overexpression via the Nuclear Factor-κB to Foster an Immunosuppressive Tumor Microenvironment in Ovarian Cancer." Cancer research 75, no. 23 (December 2015): 5034-5045.

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Sachdeva, M, Dodd, RD, Huang, Z, Grenier, C, Ma, Y, Lev, DC, Cardona, DM, Murphy, SK, and Kirsch, DG. "Epigenetic silencing of Kruppel like factor-3 increases expression of pro-metastatic miR-182." Cancer letters 369, no. 1 (December 2015): 202-211.

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Varadaraj, A, Patel, P, Serrao, A, Bandyopadhay, T, Lee, NY, Jazaeri, AA, Huang, Z, Murphy, SK, and Mythreye, K. "Epigenetic Regulation of GDF2 Suppresses Anoikis in Ovarian and Breast Epithelia." Neoplasia (New York, N.Y.) 17, no. 11 (November 2015): 826-838.

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Hemachandra, LPMP, Shin, D-H, Dier, U, Iuliano, JN, Engelberth, SA, Uusitalo, LM, Murphy, SK, and Hempel, N. "Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase Has a Protumorigenic Role in Ovarian Clear Cell Carcinoma." Cancer research 75, no. 22 (November 2015): 4973-4984.

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Keenan, MM, Liu, B, Tang, X, Wu, J, Cyr, D, Stevens, RD, Ilkayeva, O, Huang, Z, Tollini, LA, Murphy, SK, Lucas, J, Muoio, DM, Kim, SY, and Chi, J-T. "ACLY and ACC1 Regulate Hypoxia-Induced Apoptosis by Modulating ETV4 via α-ketoglutarate." PLoS genetics 11, no. 10 (October 9, 2015): e1005599-.

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King, KE, Darrah, TH, Money, E, Meentemeyer, R, Maguire, RL, Nye, MD, Michener, L, Murtha, AP, Jirtle, R, Murphy, SK, Mendez, MA, Robarge, W, Vengosh, A, and Hoyo, C. "Geographic clustering of elevated blood heavy metal levels in pregnant women." BMC public health 15 (October 9, 2015): 1035-.

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Ding, J, Reynolds, LM, Zeller, T, Müller, C, Lohman, K, Nicklas, BJ, Kritchevsky, SB, Huang, Z, de la Fuente, A, Soranzo, N, Soranzo, N, Settlage, RE, Chuang, C-C, Howard, T, Xu, N, Goodarzi, MO, Chen, Y-DI, Rotter, JI, Siscovick, DS, Parks, JS, Murphy, S, Jacobs, DR, Post, W, Tracy, RP, Wild, PS, Blankenberg, S, Hoeschele, I, Herrington, D, McCall, CE, and Liu, Y. "Alterations of a Cellular Cholesterol Metabolism Network Are a Molecular Feature of Obesity-Related Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease." Diabetes 64, no. 10 (October 2015): 3464-3474.

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