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Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-4368

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Biography

Professional Background

Dr. Helene R. McMurray, Ph.D., is currently Director-in-Training in the Tissue Typing / Histocompatibility Laboratory, which provides state-of-the-art compatibility testing for the solid organ and stem cell transplantation services including HLA typing by molecular methods, antibody screening and identification, and cross-matching.

Research

Dr. McMurray conducts collaborative research projects using approaches in genomics, bioinformatics, biostatistics, genetics and cell and molecular biology. With Dr. Hartmut "Hucky" Land, she examines molecular mechanisms underlying malignant cell transformation to find cancer cell vulnerabilities. To identify pharmacologic means of targeting such vulnerabilities, Dr. McMurray collaborates with Dr. Mark Noble. She also regularly contributes her bioinformatics and genomics expertise to projects with colleagues in biostatistics, neuroscience, and most recently, dermatology.

Credentials

Education

1998
BS | Cornell University
Biological Science

2003
PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Microbiology

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2003 - 2009
Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Hartmut Land, Department of Biomedical Genetics, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Awards

2014
The Graduate Student Society Faculty Award
Sponsor: Graduate Student Society
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

2008
Wilson A. Stone Memorial Award
Location: University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2008
Outstanding Poster by a Post-Doctoral Fellow, University Day in Genetics
Sponsor: University of Rochester Post-Doctoral Association
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2003 - 2006
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Location: James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, University of Rochester, School o

2002
GSS Merit Award
Sponsor: Graduate Student Society
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

2001 - 2003
Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Location: Center for Oral Biology, University of Rochester, School of Medi

1996 - 1997
Cornell Tradition Summer Research Fellowship
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1994 - 1998
Cornell Tradition Fellowship
Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/2018
Wong EL, Lutz NM, Hogan VA, Lamantia CE, McMurray HR, Myers JR, Ashton JM, Majewska AK. "Developmental alcohol exposure impairs synaptic plasticity without overtly altering microglial function in mouse visual cortex." Brain, behavior, and immunity.. 2018 Jan 0; 67:257-278. Epub 2017 Sep 14.

8/15/2014
McCall MN, McMurray H, Land H, Almudevar A. "On non-detects in qPCR data." Bioinformatics.. 2014 Aug 15; 30(16):2310-6. Epub 2014 Apr 23.

8/15/2013
Sampson ER, McMurray HR, Hassane DC, Newman L, Salzman P, Jordan CT, Land H. "Gene signature critical to cancer phenotype as a paradigm for anticancer drug discovery." Oncogene.. 2013 Aug 15; 32(33):3809-18. Epub 2012 Sep 10.

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