Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy

CSA Emeritus Faculty


Susan L. Naylor, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Distinguished Teaching Professor
Master Teacher


University of Texas Medical Branch, 1977




Dr. Naylor has served three terms on NIH study sections as well as reviewed for other agencies and the Army Breast and Prostate Cancers Programs. She is an Associate Editor for Genomics and has served on the editorial board of 4 other journals. Dr. Naylor has been an active member of the American Society of Human Genetics, serving as Chair of the Program Committee and on the Board of Directors. She was on the Program Committee for the 10th International Congress of Human Genetics in Vienna. She has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Texas Medical Branch, the Barbara Bowman Award for Contributions to Genetics from the Texas Genetics Society, the Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Genetics Society, and was named the Presidential Distinguished Scholar at UTHSCSA. She co-directs the Genetics and the Molecular Oncology courses in the graduate school. She teaches Bioinformatics in various programs at the Health Science Center. Dr. Naylor received the Presidential Teaching Award in 2008 and in 2009 was named to the University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education.


CSA Excellence In Graduate Student Teaching
UT Board of Regents "Outstanding Teaching Award"
UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor"
UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers
Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching
Graduate Dean's Award for Exceptional Graduate Teaching


Muzny DM, Scherer SE, Kaul R, Wang J, Yu J, Sudbrak R, Buhay CJ, Chen R, Cree A, Ding Y, Dugan-Rocha S, Gill R, Gunaratne P, Harris RA, Hawes AC, Hernandez J, Hodgson AV, Hume J, Jackson A, Khan ZM, Kovar-Smith C, Lewis LR, Lozado RJ, Metzker ML, Milosavljevic A, Miner GR, Morgan MB, Nazareth LV, Scott G, Sodergren E, Song XZ, Steffen D, Wei S, Wheeler DA, Wright MW, Worley KC, Yuan Y, Zhang Z, Adams CQ, Ansari-Lari MA, Ayele M, Brown MJ, Chen G, Chen Z, Clendenning J, Clerc-Blankenburg KP, Chen R, Chen Z, Davis C, Delgado O, Dinh HH, Dong W, Draper H, Ernst S, Fu G, Gonzalez-Garay ML, Garcia DK, Gillett W, Gu J, Hao B, Haugen E, Havlak P, He X, Hennig S, Hu S, Huang W, Jackson LR, Jacob LS, Kelly SH, Kube M, Levy R, Li Z, Liu B, Liu J, Liu W, Lu J, Maheshwari M, Nguyen BV, Okwuonu GO, Palmeiri A, Pasternak S, Perez LM, Phelps KA, Plopper FJ, Qiang B, Raymond C, Rodriguez R, Saenphimmachak C, Santibanez J, Shen H, Shen Y, Subramanian S, Tabor PE, Verduzco D, Waldron L, Wang J, Wang J, Wang Q, Williams GA, Wong GK, Yao Z, Zhang J, Zhang X, Zhao G, Zhou J, Zhou Y, Nelson D, Lehrach H, Reinhardt R, Naylor SL, Yang H, Olson M, Weinstock G, Gibbs RA. The DNA sequence, annotation and analysis of human chromosome 3. Nature. 2006 Apr 27;440(7088):1194-8.


Vijayakumar S, Hall DC, Reveles XT, Troyer DA, Thompson IM, Garcia D, Xiang R, Leach RJ, Johnson-Pais TL, Naylor SL. Detection of recurrent copy number loss at Yp11.2 involving TSPY gene cluster in prostate cancer using array-based comparative genomic hybridization. Cancer Res. 2006 Apr 15;66(8):4055-64.


Vijayakumar S, Garcia D, Hensel CH, Banerjee M, Bracht T, Xiang R, Kagan J, Naylor SL. (2005). The human Y chromosome suppresses the tumorigenicity of PC-3, a human prostate cancer cell line, in athymic nude mice. Genes Chromosomes Cancer Dec;44(4):365-72.


Tse C, Xiang RH, Bracht T, Naylor SL. (2002) Human Semaphorin 3B (SEMA3B) located at chromosome 3p21.3 suppresses tumor formation in an adenocarcinoma cell line. Cancer Res. 2002 Jan 15;62(2):542-6.


Xiang R, Davalos AR, Hensel CH, Zhou XJ, Tse C, Naylor SL. (2002). Semaphorin 3F gene from human 3p21.3 suppresses tumor formation in nude mice. Cancer Res. 2002 May 1;62(9):2637-43.