Susan Bailey

Professor - Radiation Cancer Biology Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

437 MRB

(970) 491-2944

About Susan

Dr. Bailey is a Professor and Radiation Cancer Biologist in the Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences. Part of her current research program includes being one of 10 investigations selected by NASA for the TWINS Study, an integrated effort to launch human space life science research into a new era of molecular or "omics" based studies. As part of the one year mission aboard the International Space Station, identical twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, are the subjects of this unique research opportunity. The overall goal of the TWINS Study is to identify space-flight specific factors that influence human health, important considerations as we spend longer and longer periods of time, deeper and deeper into space, making our way to Mars. Bailey and her team are assessing changes in telomere length and telomerase activity in the space- and earth-bound twins, as well as in a cohort of unrelated astronauts, which includes CSU alum Dr. Kjell Lindgren.


Ph.D - Biomedical Sciences, The University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, 2000M.S. - Biomedical Sciences, The University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, 1996B.S. - Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, 1976


Telomeres and Telomerase in the Radiation Response: Implications for Instability, Reprograming, and Carcinogenesis. Sishc BJ, Nelson CB, McKenna MJ, Battaglia CL, Herndon A, Idate R, Liber HL, Bailey SM. Frontiers in oncology. 2015; 5:257.Stress and telomere shortening among central Indian conservation refugees. Zahran S, Snodgrass JG, Maranon DG, Upadhyay C, Granger DA, Bailey SM. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2015; 112(9):E928-36.Radiation quality and mutagenesis in human lymphoblastoid cells. Liber HL, Idate R, Warner C, Bailey SM. Radiation research. 2014; 182(4):390-5.Le PN, Maranon DG, Altina NH, Battaglia CLR and Bailey SM (2013). TERRA, hnRNP A1, and DNA-PKcs interactions at human telomeres. Front. Oncol. 3:91. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2013.00091.Ray FA, Zimmerman E, Robinson B, Cornforth MN, Bedford JS, Goodwin EH, Bailey SM (2013). Directional genomic hybridization for chromosomal inversion discovery and detection. Chromosome Res 21(2):165-74.Quimby JM, Maranon DG, Battaglia CLR, McLeland SM, Brock WT, Bailey SM (2013). Feline chronic kidney desease is associated with shortened telomeres and increased cellular senescence. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol doi:10.1152/ajprenal.00527.Douglas H. Thamm, Kristen K. Grunerud, Barbara J. Rose, David M. Vail, Susan M. Bailey (2013). DNA repair deficiency as a susceptibility marker for spontaneous lymphoma in golden retriever dogs: a case-control study. PLOS ONE 8(7)e69192.Loucas BD, Durante M, Bailey SM, Cornforth MN. (2013). Chromosome Damage in Human Cells by ? Rays, a Particles and Heavy Ions: Track Interactions in Basic Dose-Response Relationships. Radiation Research 179(1):9-20.