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Susan Marsh

Susan Marsh
Associate Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences 509-358-7718 PBS 321 Spokane


PhD in human movement studies, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Bachelor of Science (Honours I), The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Bachelor of Health Science, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Additional Training

Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Cardiovascular Disease, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Fundamentals of Online Teaching Certificate, University of Wisconsin-Madison


PharDSci 512 Integrated Pharmacology II

PharDSci 532 Integrated Pharmacology III

Pharmacy 572 Physical Activity Prescription in the Pharmacy

Research Interests

Roles of exercise and protein O-GlcNAcylation in cardiac hypertrophy

Interactions between exercise and commonly used cardiovascular medications

Selected Publications

Johnson, EJ., Dieter, BP., Marsh, SA. Establishing strategic exercise prescriptions for cardiac hypertrophy: Evidence for distinct effects of exercise in different hypertrophic disorders. Life Sciences. 123: 100–106, 2015. [PMID: 25632833]

Medford, HM., Marsh, SA. The role of O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) in regulating gene transcription of developing and failing hearts. Future Cardiology. 10(6): 801-812, 2014. [PMID: 25495821]

Marsh, SA., Collins, HE., Chatham, JC. Protein O-GlcNAcylation and Cardiovascular (Patho)physiology. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 89(50): 34449–34456, 2014. [PMID: 25336635]

Rocco, AB., LeValley, JC., Eldridge, JA., Marsh, SA., Rodgers, BD. A novel protocol for assessing exercise performance and dystropathophysiology in the mdx mouse. Muscle & Nerve. 50(4): 541-548, 2014. [PMID: 24449511]

Medford, HM., Cox, EJ., Miller, LE., Marsh, SA. Consuming a Western diet for two weeks suppresses fetal genes in mouse hearts. American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology. 306(8): R519-26, 2014. [PMID: 24523346]

Cox, EJ., Marsh, SA. A systematic review of fetal genes as biomarkers of cardiac hypertrophy in rodent models of diabetes. PLOS ONE. 9(3): e92903, 2014. [PMID: 24663494]

Cox, EJ., Marsh, SA. Exercise and diabetes have opposite effects on the assembly and O-GlcNAc modification of the mSin3A/HDAC1/2 complex in the heart. Cardiovascular Diabetology. 12: 101, 2013. [PMID: 23835259; PMCID: PMC3708830]

Medford, HM., Porter, K., Marsh, SA. Immediate effects of a single exercise bout on protein O-GlcNAcylation and chromatin regulation of cardiac hypertrophy. American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology. 305(1): H114-123, 2013. [PMID: 23624624]

Medford, HM., Chatham, JC., Marsh, SA. Chronic ingestion of a western diet increases O-linked-β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) protein modification in the heart. Life Sciences. 90(23-24): 883-8, 2012. [PMID: 22575823]

Porter, K., Medford, HM., McIntosh, CM., Marsh, SA. Cardioprotection requires flipping the ‘posttranslational modification’ switch. Life Sciences. 90(3-4): 89-98, 2012. [PMID: 22154907]