Linda Siracusa, Ph.D.   

Linda Siracusa, Ph.D.

Department of Medical Sciences

Dr. Siracusa’s teaching expertise is in the field of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Her research interests combine the fields of molecular genomics and disease, with a special emphasis on cancer susceptibility.


  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.Sc., Cornell University


Alugupalli, K.R., Kothari, S. Cravens, M.P., Walker, J.A., Dougharty, D.T., Dickinson, G.S., Gatto, L.A., Baumler, A.J., Wangdi, T., Miller, D.R., Manuel de Villena, F.P., and L.D. Siracusa (2023) Identification of Collaborative Cross mouse strains permissive to Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi infection. Scientific Reports 13: 393-402. PMID: 36624251

Bukowiec, L., Han, Z., Terlecky, S.M., Grotheer, K., Corse, T., Coffin, V. and L.D. Siracusa (2022) Leveraging the COVID-19 Research Spike to Provide Students with Practical Experience in Data Appraisal and Grant Review. Medical Science Educator 32: 305-308. doi: 10.1007/s40670-022-01548-3. PMID: 35433108

Miller, D.R. and L.D. Siracusa (2021) 34th International Mammalian Genome Conference: Meeting Overview. Mammalian Genome 32: 319-322. doi: 10.1007/s00335-021-09878-0. PMID: 34091719

Prasasya, R., Grotheer, K.V., Siracusa L.D. and M.S. Bartolomei (2020) Temple syndrome and Kagami-Ogata syndrome: Clinical presentations, genotypes, models and mechanisms. Human Molecular Genetics 29: R107-R116. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddaa133. PMID: 32592473

Bussard, K.M. and L.D. Siracusa (2017) Understanding Mitochondrial Polymorphisms in Cancer. Cancer Research 77: 6051-6059. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-17-1939. PMID: 29097610

Nnadi, S.C., Watson, R. Innocent, J., Gonye, G.E., Buchberg, A.M. and L.D. Siracusa (2012) Identification of five novel modifier loci of ApcMin harbored in the BXH14 Recombinant Inbred strain. Carcinogenesis 33: 1589-1597. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgs185. PMID: 22637734

Justice, M.J., Siracusa, L.D. and A.F. Stewart (2011) Mouse Models of Human Disease. Disease Models & Mechanisms 4: 305-310. doi: 10.1242/dmm.000901.PMID: 21558063

Rossi, S., Sevignani, C., Nnadi, S.C., Siracusa, L.D. and G.A. Calin (2008) Cancer-associated genomic regions (CAGRs) and non-coding RNAs: Bioinformatics and therapeutic implications. Mammalian Genome 19: 526-540. doi: 10.1007/s00335-008-9119-8. PMID: 18636290

Baran, A.A., Silverman, K.A., Zeskand, J., Koratkar, R., Palmer, A., McCullen, K., Curran, W. Jr., Bocker-Edmonston, T., Siracusa, L.D. and A.M. Buchberg (2007) Characterization of the Modifier of Min 2 (Mom2) locus: The embryonic lethality of a mutation in the Atp5a1 gene suggests a novel mechanism of polyp suppression. Genome Research 17: 566-576. doi: 10.1101/gr.6089707. PMID: 17387143

Herron, B.J., Liddell, R.A., Parker, A., Grant, S., Kinne, J., Fisher, J.K. and L.D. Siracusa (2005) A mutation in stratifin is responsible for the repeated epilation (Er) phenotype in mice. Nature Genetics 37: 1210-1212. doi: 10.1038/ng1652. PMID: 16200063

Linda Siracusa, Ph.D.

Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus

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