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Sue Rutherford Siegel, PhD

Dr Sue Rutherford Siegel is a Research Professor in Human Genetics in the Biomarker Core Lab in the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State University. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia and a PhD in the Department of Health Sciences from Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.  She completed postdoctoral fellowships in the Department of Pathology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville and in the School of Medicine at the University of Maryland, Baltimore before obtaining her first faculty position at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

Dr Rutherford Siegel has 23 years of research experience focusing on the age-related genetic/genomic basis of blood pressure regulation and the gene-environmental interaction in multiple sclerosis.  Her research interests include using family based, case-control and isolated populations to conduct DNA genotyping, RNA-seq, exome sequencing, microRNA and gene expression analysis. Her recent research focuses on determining the length of telomeres, which shorten as cells replicate.

Dr Rutherford Siegel serves on several editorial review boards including NeurologyCephalalgiaJournal of PainBrain ResearchMolecular Biology Reports, MetageneInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences, American Journal for Human Genetics, Journal of Hypertension, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Clinical and Experimental Pathology and is an Editorial Board Member for the journal Gene. You can view Dr Rutherford Siegel’s Google scholar and CV.