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Erin T. Strovel, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Pediatrics

Additional Title:

Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory

Location:

Bressler Research Building, 7-041

Phone (Primary):

(410) 706-2810

Fax:

(410) 706-6105

Education and Training

1989-1993       B.A., Biochemistry summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College), Westminster, Maryland

1993-1999       Ph.D., Graduate Program in Human Genetics, University of Maryland Baltimore

 

Post-graduate Education and Training:

1999-2002       Fellow in Clinical Biochemical Genetics (IRTA fellow), Section on Biochemical Genetics, Heritable Disorders Branch, NICHD, National Institutes of Health

Biosketch

Dr. Strovel, 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 State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders for the State of Maryland, serves on the clinical competency committee (CCC) for the NIH Clinical Genetics and Medical Biochemical Genetics residency programs and is a member of the NIH Medical Biochemistry Program Evaluation Committee.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Biochemical and metabolic genetic disorders; newborn screening; quality of genetic testing; medical genetics and genomics education

Highlighted Publications

Pindolia K,  Jordan M, Guo C, Matthews N, Mock DM, Strovel E, Blitzer M, Wolf B: Development and characterization of a mouse with profound biotinidase deficiency: A biotin-responsive neurocutaneous disorder. Mol Genet Metab 102(2):161-169, 2011.

Hoffman JD, Greger V, Strovel ETBlitzer MG, Umbarger MA, Kennedy C, Bishop B, Saunders P, Porreca GJ, Schienda J, Davie J, Hallam S, Towne C. Next-Generation DNA Sequencing of HEXA: a step in the right direction for carrier screening. Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine 1(4):260-268, 2013

Schillaci L, Greene C, Strovel E, Rispoli-Joines J, Spector E, Woontner M, Scharer G, Enns G, Gallagher R, Zinn A, McCandless S, Hoppel C, Goodman S, and Bedoyan J.The M405V allele of the glutaryl-COA dehydrogenase gene is common among glutaric aciduria type I (GA-I) low excretors. Mol Genet Metab: 119 (1-2): 50-56, 2016

Langley K, Strovel E, and Vergano S. Critical newborn screens in double heterozygotes of inborn errors of metabolism - A clinical report and recommendations. Int. J. NeonatalScreen 2(4): 1-12, 2016.

Additional Publication Citations

Huizing M, Saranjarajan R, Strovel E, Zhao Y, GahlWA, 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. Nonsense mutations in ADTB3A cause complete deficiency of the beta3A subunit of adaptor complex-3 and severe Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome type 2.  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.

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.

Awards and Affiliations

2007           Professional Achievement Award, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland

2011           Trustee Alumni Award, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland

2012           Invited Panelist “Women in Leadership”, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland

2015           Invited Panelist “Finding Academic Positions”, NIH Career Symposium, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Grants and Contracts

2006-present     NHGRI Biochemical Genetics Training Support for Fellows NHGRI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

2012-present     “For the Family and the Medical Home: Integrated Clinical Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs” Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene,                                  Office of Hereditary Disorders

Community Service

National Committee Service

2006-present   Co-Coordinator, International Tay-Sachs Testing: Quality Control and Data Collection Center, National Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Association, Inc.

2009                 Member, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) Biochemical Genetics Testing Workgroup

2010                 Biochemical Genetics Certification Examination Book Review Committee, American Board of Medical Genetics

2012-2016       Laboratory QA/QC Committee, American College Medical Genetics

2012                 Item Writer for Clinical Biochemical Genetics Examination, American Board of Medical Genetics

2012                 Biochemical Genetics Certification Examination Book Review Committee, American Board of Medical Genetics

2014-present   Member, State Advisory Council on Hereditary and Congenital Disorders, State of Maryland (appointed January 2014)

2014                 Item Writer for Clinical Biochemical Genetics Examination, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

2014                 Biochemical Genetics Certification Examination Book Review Committee, American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

2014-present   American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics Accreditation Committee

2014                 Program Evaluation Committee of the NIH Medical Genetics & Genomic Medicine Residency Training Program

2015                 Chair, Lysosomal Enzyme Testing Guideline Committee, American College Medical Genetics

2015-present   Inspector, Clinical Biochemical Genetics, College of American Pathology (CAP)

2015                 Abstract Reviewer, Metabolic Disorders, 2015 American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting

2015-present   Competency Committee (CCC) for the NIH Clinical Genetics and Medical Biochemical Genetics residency programs

2016                 NIH Medical Biochemistry Program Evaluation Committee

2016                 Chair, Revision of “Technical standards and guidelines for the diagnosis of biotinidase deficiency” Committee, American College Medical Genetics and Genomics

Professional Activity

2002-present   American Society of Human Genetics; Regular member

2003-present   Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders; Regular member

2005-present   Fellow, American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics