Kathryn McDougal | Towson University


With the growth of personalized medicine, use of DNA evidence by law enforcement,
and non-medical genotyping services marketed to the general public, an understanding
of human genetics is imperative in today’s society. I am interested in integrating
human genetic topics into undergraduate learning in an applied, interactive way to
improve that understanding. Additionally, I am involved in providing authentic research
experiences in undergraduate laboratory courses.



Green DM, Collaco JM, McDougal KE, Naughton KM, Blackman SM, Cutting GR. Heritability of Respiratory Infection with
Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Cystic Fibrosis. J Pediatr. 2012 Aug;161(2):290-5. 

Green DM, McDougal KE, Blackman SM, Sosnay PR, Henderson LB, Naughton KM, Collaco JM, Cutting GR. Mutations
that permit residual CFTR function delay acquisition of multiple respiratory pathogens
in CF patients. Respir Res. 2010 Oct 8;11:140.

McDougal KE, Green DM, Vanscoy LL, Fallin MD, Grow M, Cheng S, Blackman SM, Collaco JM, Henderson
LB, Naughton K, Cutting GR. Use of a Modeling Framework to Evaluate the Effect of
a Modifier Gene (MBL2) Upon Variation in Cystic Fibrosis. Eur J Hum Genet. 2010 Jun;18(6):680-4.

McDougal KE, Fallin MD, Moller DR, Song Z, Cutler DJ, Steiner LL, Cutting GR and the ACCESS Research
Group. Variation in the Lymphotoxin-alpha/Tumor Necrosis Factor Locus Modifies Risk
of Erythema Nodosum in Sarcoidosis. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Aug;129(8):1921-6.

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Bremer LA, Blackman SM, Vanscoy LL, McDougal KE, Bowers A, Naughton K, Cutler DJ, Cutting GR. Interaction between a novel TGFB1 haplotype
and CFTR genotype is associated with improved lung function in cystic fibrosis. Hum
Mol Genet. 2008 Jul 15;17(14):2228-37.

Collaco JM, Vanscoy L, Bremer L, McDougal K, Blackman S, Bowers A, Naughton K, Jennings J, Ellen J, Cutting G. Interactions between
secondhand smoke and genes that affect Cystic Fibrosis lung disease. JAMA. 2008 Jan

Buranawuti, K, Boyle MP, Cheng S, Steiner LL, McDougal K, Fallin MD, Merlo C, Zeitlin PL, Rosenstein BJ, Mogayzel, Jr. PJ, Wang X, Cutting
G.R. Variants in mannose-binding lectin and tumor necrosis factor alpha affect survival
in cystic fibrosis. J Med.Genet. 2007 Mar;44(3):209-14.

Courses Taught

BIOL 200/L Introduction to Cellular Biology and Genetics & Lab

BIOL 204 Educational and Career Planning for the Biologist

BIOL 210 Medical Terminology

BIOL 309 Genetics

BIOL 410 Molecular Biology Laboratory

View more information: https://www.towson.edu/fcsm/departments/biology/facultystaff/kmcdougal.html

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