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Susan Gurney

Susan Gurney, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
Department of Biology
Office: PISB 220
smg366@drexel.edu
Phone: 215.895.5802

Education:

  • BSc (Hons), Cell Biology and Pathology, University of St Andrews (UK)
  • MSc, Forensic Science, Anglia Ruskin University (UK)
  • MSc, Stem Cell Biology, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • PhD, Genetics, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Germany)

Research Interests:

  • Evolutionary genetics (humans and equids)
  • Bacteriophage biology and genetics (SEA-PHAGES program)
  • Forensic science
  • Stem cell biology

Selected Publications:

  • Pradhan P, Nako S, Tran T, Aluri L, Anandarajan D, Betini N, Bhatt S, Chengalvala S, Cox N, Delvadia B, Desai A, Devaney A, Doyle B, Edgerton A, Erlich M, Fitzpatrick K, Gajjar E, Ganguly A, Gill R, Good P, Gupta N, Haddad L, Han E, Jain S, Jiang A, Jurgielewicz A, Kainth D, Karam J, Kodavatiganti M, Kriete S, MacDonald C, Maret J, Mathew A, Natrajan M, Nishu N, Patel N, Patel P, Patel S, Patra K, Rai K, Sarkar A, Shah P, Tata R, Tawfik A, Thuremella B, Toma J, Veera S, Vemulapalli V, Vidas T, Vieira K, Vijayakumar G, Walor T, White C, Wong B, Zhao S, Bollivar D, McDonald M, Dalia R, Smith K, Little J, Gurney SMR. (2018) Complete Genome Sequence of Cluster J Mycobacteriophage Superphikiman, Genome Announcements, 6:5 e01538-17
  • Hanauer DI, Graham MJ, SEA-PHAGES, Betancur L, Bobrownicki A, Cresawn SG, Garlena RA, Jacobs-Sera D, Kaufmann N, Pope WH, Russell DA, Jacobs Jr.WR, Sivanathang V, Asai DJ, Hatfull GF. An inclusive Research Education Community (iREC):Impact of the SEA-PHAGES program on research outcomes and student learning. PNAS (2017) 114: 13531-13536.
  • Butela K, Gurney SMR, Hendrickson H, LeBlanc-Straceski J, Zimmerman A, Conant S, Freed N, Silander O, Thomson J, Berkes C, Bertolez C, Davies C, Elinksy A, Hanlon A, Nersesyan J, Patel P, Sherwood J, Tieu Ngo T, Wisniewski K, Yacoo K, Arendse P, Bowlen N, Cunmulaj J, Downs J, Ferrenberg C, Gassman A, Gilligan C, Gorkiewicz E, Harness C, Huffman A, Jones C, Julien A, Kupic A, Latu S, Manning T, Maxwell D, Merrimack College SEA PHAGES Annotators 2016, Meyer C, Reardon M, Slaughter M, Swasey R, Tennent R, Torres V, Waller T, Worcester R, Yost B, Cresawn S, Garlena R, Jacobs-Sera D, Pope W, Russell D, Hatfull G, Kagey J. Complete Genome Sequences of Cluster A Mycobacteriophages BobSwaget, Fred313, KADY, Lokk, MyraDee, Stagni, and StepMih, Genome Announcements (2017) 5:43 e01182-17
  • Presley BC, Gurney SMR, Scott KS, Kacinko SL, Logan BK,. Metabolism and toxicological analysis of synthetic cannabinoids in biological fluids and tissues. Forensic Science Review (2016) 28:103-169
  • Gurney SMR, Scott KS, Kacinko SL, Presley BC, Logan BK. Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Adverse Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoid Drugs. Forensic Science Review (2014) 26:53
  • Gurney SMR, Forster P, Just U, Schwanbeck R. Suppression of the PI3K subunit p85α delays embryoid body development and inhibits cell adhesion. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry (2011) 112:3573-3581
  • Gurney SMR. Revisiting ancient mtDNA equid sequences from Pompeii. Journal of Cellular Biochemistry (2010) 111:1080-1.
  • Gurney SMR, Schneider S, Pflugradt R, Barrett E, Forster AC, Brinkmann B, Jansen T, Forster P. Developing equine mtDNA profiling for forensic application. International Journal of Legal Medicine (2010) 124:617-22.
  • Forster L, Forster P, Gurney SMR, Spencer M, Röhl A, Brinkmann B. Evaluating length heteroplasmy in human mitochondrial DNA. International Journal of Legal Medicine (2010) 124:133-42.