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Erin T. Strovel

Erin T. Strovel Ph.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Location: Bressler Research Building, 11-047
Phone: (410) 706-2810
Fax: (410) 706-6105

Personal History:

Erin T. Strovel, PhD, is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, where her major academic role has been as Director of the Pediatric Biochemical Genetics Laboratory in the Division of Human Genetics. Dr. Strovel is also involved with medical genetics education, and is very involved with teaching graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows. After earning her BA in biochemistry from McDaniel College, she pursued her PhD in Human Genetics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She completed her post-graduate work as a fellow in Biochemical Genetics at the National Institutes of Health in the National Institute of Child Health and Development and is board-certified in clinical biochemical genetics.

Since joining the faculty in 2002, Dr. Strovel has earned several grants from the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the National Human Genome Research Institute, has collaborated on several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has lectured in Cairo, Egypt. In 2011, she was the recipient of the distinguished Trustee Alumni Award from McDaniel College.

Dr. Strovel is a fellow of the American College of Medical Genetics, a member of the American Society of Human Genetics, and a member of the Society for inherited metabolic disease. Dr. Strovel currently serves as a member of the Laboratory Quality Assurance committee.

Research Interests:

Inborn errors of metabolism and newborn screening


Strovel ET and Sussman DJ. Transient overexpression of murine Dishevelled genes results in apoptotic cell death. Exper Cell Res 253: 637-648, 1999.

Strovel ET, Wu D, and Sussman DJ. Protein phosphatase 2C dephosphorylates Axin and activates LEF-1-dependent transcription. J Biol Chem 275: 2399-2403, 2000.

Huizing M, Saranjarajan R, Strovel E, Zhao Y, Gahl WA, and Boissy RE. AP-3 mediates Tyrosinase but not TRP-1 trafficking in human melanocytes. Mol Biol Cell 12: 2075-2085, 2001.

Huizing M, Scher CD, Strovel E, Fitzpatrick DL, Hartnell L, Anikster Y, and Gahl WA. Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome type 2 due to nonsense mutations in the 3A subunit of adapter complex-3. Pediatr Res 51: 150-158, 2002.

Kleta R, Aughton DJ, Rivkin MJ, Huizing M, Strovel E, Anikster Y, Orvinsky E, Natowicz M, Krasnewich D, Gahl WA. Biochemical and Molecular Analyses of Infantile Free Sialic Acid Storage disease in North American Children. Am J Med Genet 120A: 28-33, 2003.

Cowan, TM and Strovel, ET. Management and quality assurance in the biochemical genetics laboratory. Curr Protoc Hum Genet. 2008 Oct;Chapter 17:Unit 17.7.

Pindolia K, Jordan M, Guo C, Matthews N, Mock DM, Strovel E, Blitzer M, and Wolf B. Development and characterization of a mouse with profound biotinidase deficiency: a biotin- responsive neurocutaneous disorder. Mol Genet Metab 102: 161-9, 2011.

McHugh D, Cameron C, Abdenur J, Strovel E, Zakowicz M. Clinical validation of cutoff target ranges in newborn screening of metabolic disorders by tandem mass spectrometry: A worldwide collaborative project. Genet Med 13:230-254, 2011.