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Allison MillerResearch Technician 

PGDipSc

Email allison.miller@otago.ac.nz
Tel 64 3 378 6268

Research interests

  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Pharmacogenomics

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Publications

Ip, H. F., van der Laan, C. M., Krapohl, E. M. L., Brikell, I., Sánchez-Mora, C., Nolte, I. M., … Miller, A., … Boden, J., Pearson, J., Horwood, L. J., Kennedy, M., Poulton, R., … Boomsma, D. I. (2021). Genetic association study of childhood aggression across raters, instruments, and age. Translational Psychiatry, 11, 413. doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01480-x

Bulik, C. M., Thornton, L. M., Parker, R., Kennedy, H., Baker, J. H., MacDermod, C., … Cleland, L., Miller, A. L., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., & Martin, N. G. (2021). The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI): Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 21(1), 234. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03212-3

Seddon, A. R., Liau, Y., Pace, P. E., Miller, A. L., Das, A. B., Kennedy, M. A., Hampton, M. B., & Stevens, A. J. (2021). Genome-wide impact of hydrogen peroxide on maintenance DNA methylation in replicating cells. Epigenetics & Chromatin, 14(1), 17. doi: 10.1186/s13072-021-00388-6

Sinha, P., Cree, S. L., Miller, A. L., Pearson, J. F., & Kennedy, M. A. (2021). Transcriptional analysis of sodium valproate in a serotonergic cell line reveals gene regulation through both HDAC inhibition-dependent and independent mechanisms. Pharmacogenomics Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41397-021-00215-x

Clemens, B. J., Arakawa, H., Baker, C., Coghlan, S., Kucheryavyy, A., Lampman, R., … Miller, A., … Yanai, S. (2020). Management of anadromous lampreys: Common threats, different approaches. Journal of Great Lakes Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2020.09.005

Ip, H. F., van der Laan, C. M., Krapohl, E. M. L., Brikell, I., Sánchez-Mora, C., Nolte, I. M., … Miller, A., … Boden, J., Pearson, J., Horwood, L. J., Kennedy, M., Poulton, R., … Boomsma, D. I. (2021). Genetic association study of childhood aggression across raters, instruments, and age. Translational Psychiatry, 11, 413. doi: 10.1038/s41398-021-01480-x

Journal - Research Article

Seddon, A. R., Liau, Y., Pace, P. E., Miller, A. L., Das, A. B., Kennedy, M. A., Hampton, M. B., & Stevens, A. J. (2021). Genome-wide impact of hydrogen peroxide on maintenance DNA methylation in replicating cells. Epigenetics & Chromatin, 14(1), 17. doi: 10.1186/s13072-021-00388-6

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Sinha, P., Cree, S. L., Miller, A. L., Pearson, J. F., & Kennedy, M. A. (2021). Transcriptional analysis of sodium valproate in a serotonergic cell line reveals gene regulation through both HDAC inhibition-dependent and independent mechanisms. Pharmacogenomics Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1038/s41397-021-00215-x

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Clemens, B. J., Arakawa, H., Baker, C., Coghlan, S., Kucheryavyy, A., Lampman, R., … Miller, A., … Yanai, S. (2020). Management of anadromous lampreys: Common threats, different approaches. Journal of Great Lakes Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.jglr.2020.09.005

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Graham, O. E. E., Pitcher, T. L., Liau, Y., Miller, A. L., Dalrymple-Alford, J. C., Anderson, T. J., & Kennedy, M. A. (2020). Nanopore sequencing of the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene in a New Zealand Parkinson's disease cohort. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 70, 36-41. doi: 10.1016/j.parkreldis.2019.11.022

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Searchfield, G. D., Poppe, T. N. E. R., Durai, M., Jensen, M., Kennedy, M. A., Maggo, S., Miller, A. L., … Russell, B. R., … Wise, K. (2020). A proof-of-principle study of the short-term effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) on tinnitus and neural connectivity. International Journal of Neuroscience, 130(7), 671-682. doi: 10.1080/00207454.2019.1702544

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Taylor, W. S., Pearson, J., Miller, A., Schmeier, S., Frizelle, F. A., & Purcell, R. V. (2020). MinION sequencing of colorectal cancer tumour microbiomes: A comparison with amplicon-based and RNA-sequencing. PLoS ONE, 15(5), e0233170. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233170

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Liau, Y., Cree, S. L., Maggo, S., Miller, A. L., Pearson, J. F., Gladding, P. A., & Kennedy, M. A. (2019). A multiplex pharmacogenetics assay using the MinION nanopore sequencing device. Pharmacogenetics & Genomics, 29(9), 207-215. doi: 10.1097/fpc.0000000000000385

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Liau, Y., Maggo, S., Miller, A. L., Pearson, J. F., Kennedy, M. A., & Cree, S. L. (2019). Nanopore sequencing of the pharmacogene CYP2D6 allows simultaneous haplotyping and detection of duplications. Pharmacogenomics, 20(14), 1033-1047. doi: 10.2217/pgs-2019-0080

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Maggo, S. D. S., Sycamore, K. L. V., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2019). The three ps: Psychiatry, pharmacy, and pharmacogenomics, a brief report from New Zealand. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 10, 690. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00690

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Prickett, T. C. R., Spittlehouse, J. K., Miller, A. L., Liau, Y., Kennedy, M. A., Cameron, V. A., Pearson, J. F., Boden, J. M., Troughton, R. W., & Espiner, E. A. (2019). Contrasting signals of cardiovascular health among natriuretic peptides in subjects without heart disease. Scientific Reports, 9, 12108. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-48553-y

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de Jong, L. C., Cree, S., Lattimore, V., Wiggins, G. A. R., Spurdle, A. B., kConFab Investigators, Miller, A., Kennedy, M. A., & Walker, L. C. (2017). Nanopore sequencing of full-length BRCA1 mRNA transcripts reveals co-occurrence of known exon skipping events. Breast Cancer Research, 19, 127. doi: 10.1186/s13058-017-0919-1

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Shchepetkina, A. A., Hock, B. D., Miller, A., Kennedy, M. A., & Gieseg, S. P. (2017). Effect of 7,8-dihydroneopterin mediated CD36 down regulation and oxidant scavenging on oxidised low-density lipoprotein induced cell death in human macrophages. International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology, 87, 27-33. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2017.03.017

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Cree, S. L., Fredericks, R., Miller, A., Pearce, F. G., Filichev, V., Fee, C., & Kennedy, M. A. (2016). DNA G-quadruplexes show strong interaction with DNA methyltransferases in vitro. FEBS Letters, 590(17), 2870-2883. doi: 10.1002/1873-3468.12331

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Jodczyk, S., Pearson, J. F., Aitchison, A., Miller, A. L., Hampton, M. B., & Kennedy, M. A. (2015). Telomere length measurement on the Roche LightCycler 480 platform. Genetic Testing & Molecular Biomarkers, 19(2), 63-68. doi: 10.1089/gtmb.2014.0208

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Stevens, A. J., Stuffrein-Roberts, S., Cree, S. L., Gibb, A., Miller, A. L., Doudney, K., Aitchison, A., Eccles, M. R., Joyce, P. R., … Kennedy, M. A. (2014). G-quadruplex structures and CpG methylation cause drop-out of the maternal allele in polymerase chain reaction amplification of the imprinted MEST gene promoter. PLoS ONE, 9(12), e113955. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0113955

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Chua, E. W., Foulds, J., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2013). Novel CYP2D6 and CYP2C19 variants identified in a patient with adverse reactions towards venlafaxine monotherapy and dual therapy with nortriptyline and fluoxetine. Pharmacogenetics & Genomics, 23(9), 494-497. doi: 10.1097/FPC.0b013e328363688d

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Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., Miller, A., & Kennedy, M. A. (2012). Moderating role of the MAOA genotype in antisocial behaviour. British Journal of Psychiatry, 200(2), 116-123. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.093328

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Fergusson, D. M., Boden, J. M., Horwood, L. J., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2011). MAOA, abuse exposure and antisocial behaviour: 30-year longitudinal study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 198, 457-463. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.086991

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Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2011). Life stress, 5-HTTLPR and mental disorder: Findings from a 30-year longitudinal study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 198, 129-135. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.110.085993

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Doudney, K., Harley, J. A., Pearson, J. F., Miller, A., Aitchison, A., Kennedy, M. A., Porter, R. J., Elmslie, J. L., & Joyce, P. R. (2009). Upstream genetic variant near INSIG2, influences response to carnitine supplementation in bipolar patients with valproate-induced weight gain. Acta Neuropsychiatrica, 21(3), 133-140. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-5215.2009.00379.x

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Joyce, P. R., McHugh, P. C., Light, K. J., Rowe, S., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2009). Relationships between angry-impulsive personality traits and genetic polymorphisms of the dopamine transporter. Biological Psychiatry, 66(8), 717-721. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2009.03.005

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Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Joyce, P. R., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. (2008). Tryptophan hydroxylase gene (TPH1) and peripheral tryptophan levels in depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 109(1-2), 209-212. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2007.11.010

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Light, K. J., Joyce, P. R., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2007). An association study of DRD2 and COMT polymorphisms with novelty seeking and harm avoidance scores, in two independent samples of depressed patients. Behavioral & Brain Functions, 3(3). Retrieved from http://www.behavioralandbrainfunctions.com/content/3/1/3

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Roberts, R. L., Gearry, R. B., Hollis-Moffatt, J. E., Miller, A. L., Reid, J., Abkevich, V., … Merriman, T. R., Barclay, M. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2007). IL23R R381Q and ATG16L1 T300A are strongly associated with Crohn's disease in a study of New Zealand Caucasians with inflammatory bowel disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 102, 2754-2761.

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Joyce, P. R., McHugh, P. C., McKenzie, J. M., Sullivan, P. F., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., Carter, J. D., Frampton, C. M. A., … Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2006). A dopamine transporter polymorphism is a risk factor for borderline personality disorder in depressed patients. Psychological Medicine, 36, 807-813. doi: 10.1017/s0033291706007288

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Joyce, P. R., McKenzie, J. M., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., Sullivan, P. F., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2006). Genetic, developmental and personality correlates of self-mutilation in depressed patients. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 225-229.

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Light, K. J., Joyce, P. R., Luty, S. E., Mulder, R. T., Frampton, C. M. A., Joyce, L. R. M., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2006). Preliminary evidence for an association between a dopamine D3 receptor gene variant and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder in patients with major depression. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 141B(4), 409-413. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.30308

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Joyce, P. R., Porter, R. J., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2005). Reversed diurnal variation in depression: Associations with a differential antidepressant response, tryptophan: Large neutral amino acid ratio and serotonin transporter polymorphisms. Psychological Medicine, 35, 511-517.

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Taylor, D. R., Epton, M. J., Kennedy, M. A., Smith, A. D., Iles, S., Miller, A. L., Littlejohn, M. D., Cowan, J. O., Hewitt, T., Swanney, M. P., Brassett, K. P., & Herbison, G. P. (2005). Bronchodilator response in relation to β2-adrenoceptor haplotype in patients with asthma. American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, 172(6), 700-703.

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Rogers, G., Joyce, P., Mulder, R., Sellman, D., Miller, A., Allington, M., Olds, R., Wells, E., & Kennedy, M. (2004). Association of a duplicated repeat polymorphism in the 5′-untranslated region of the DRD4 gene with novelty seeking. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 126B, 95-98.

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Joyce, P. R., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., McKenzie, J. M., Miller, A., Rogers, G. R., & Kennedy, M. A. (2003). Age-dependent antidepressant pharmacogenomics: Polymorphisms of the serotonin transporter and G protein β3 subunit as predictors of response to fluoxetine and nortriptyline. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 6, 339-346.

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Joyce, P. R., Rogers, G. R., Miller, A., Mulder, R. T., Luty, S. E., & Kennedy, M. A. (2003). Polymorphisms of DRD4 and DRD3 and risk of avoidant and obsessive personality traits and disorders. Psychiatry Research, 119, 1-10.

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Littlejohn, M. D., Taylor, D. R., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2002). Determination of β2-adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) haplotypes by a multiplexed polymerase chain reaction assay. Human Mutation, 20(6), 479. doi: 10.1002/humu.9091

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Wood, J. G., Joyce, P. R., Miller, A., Mulder, R. T., & Kennedy, M. A. (2002). A polymorphism in the dopamine β-hydroxylase gene is associated with "paranoid ideation" in patients with major depression. Biological Psychiatry, 51, 365-369.

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Kennedy, M. A., Rowland, S., Miller, A., Morris, C. M., Neville, L., Dodd, A., … Love, D. R. (1996). Structure and location of the murine adrenoleukodystrophy gene. Genomics, 32(3), 395-400.

Journal - Research Article

Bulik, C. M., Thornton, L. M., Parker, R., Kennedy, H., Baker, J. H., MacDermod, C., … Cleland, L., Miller, A. L., … Jordan, J., Kennedy, M. A., & Martin, N. G. (2021). The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI): Study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 21(1), 234. doi: 10.1186/s12888-021-03212-3

Journal - Research Other

Maggo, S., Kennedy, M. A., Barczyk, Z. A., Miller, A. L., Rucklidge, J. J., Mulder, R. T., & Foulds, J. A. (2019). Common CYP2D6, CYP2C9, and CYP2C19 gene variants, health anxiety, and neuroticism are not associated with self-reported antidepressant side effects [Brief report]. Frontiers in Genetics, 10, 1199. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2019.01199

Journal - Research Other

Bridgman, P. G., Finsterer, J., Lacey, C., Kimber, B., Parkin, P. J., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2016). CTG-repeat expansions in the DMPK gene do not cause takotsubo syndrome [Short communication]. International Journal of Cardiology, 203, 107-108. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2015.10.112

Journal - Research Other

Chua, E.-W., Miller, A. L., & Kennedy, M. A. (2015). Choice of PCR microtube can impact on the success of long-range PCRs. Analytical Biochemistry, 477, 115-117. doi: 10.1016/j.ab.2015.02.023

Journal - Research Other

Pearson, J. F., Fergusson, D. M., Horwood, L. J., Miller, A. L., Sullivan, P. F., Youfang, L. E., & Kennedy, M. A. (2013). Increased risk of major depression by childhood abuse is not modified by CNR1 genotype. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B, 162(2), 224-226. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32124

Journal - Research Other

Light, K. J., Miller, A. L., Doughty, C. J., Joyce, P. R., Olds, R. J., & Kennedy, M. A. (2007). FAT and bipolar affective disorder [Letter to the editor]. Molecular Psychiatry, 12, 899-900.

Journal - Research Other

Maggo, S., Kennedy, M., Barczyk, Z., Miller, A., Rucklidge, J., Mulder, R., & Foulds, J. (2019). Pharmacogenetic variants and psychological factors do not explain self-reported antidepressant side effects. Proceedings of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) and the Population Approach Group of Australia & New Zealand (PAGANZ) Joint Scientific Meeting: Shared Horizons: Optimizing Drug Response to Improve Patient Outcomes. (pp. 66). Retrieved from https://www.asceptasm.com

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Cree, S., Maggo, S., Slow, S., Ton, K., de Jong, L., Anderson, T., Pearson, J., Miller, A., Walker, L., Murdoch, D., & Kennedy, M. (2017). Long read nanopore sequencing in the laboratory. Proceedings of the MapNet Conference. Retrieved from http://scienceevents.co.nz/mapnet/

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Kennedy, M. A., Maggo, S. D. S., Foulds, J., Luty, S., Chua, E. W., Cree, S., Ton, K., Liau, Y., Miller, A. L., Chin, P., … Doogue, M. (2017). DNA banking and genetic analysis of adverse drug reactions in the New Zealand healthcare setting. Proceedings of the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Annual Meeting. 2123. Retrieved from http://www.ashg.org/2017meeting/

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Macmil, S. L., Fredericks, R., Miller, A., Fee, C., Filichev, V. V., & Kennedy, M. A. (2013). Structure based function: Investigating the role of G-quadruplex structures in de novo DNA methylation. Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting on G-quadruplex Nucleic Acids: From Structure to Chemistry and Biology. 79. Retrieved from http://www.g4meeting2013.com/

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Stevens, A. J., Stuffrein-Roberts, S., Macmil, S., Gibb, A., Doudney, K., Miller, A. L., Bagshaw, A., Aitchison, A., Eccles, M. R., Joyce, P. R., … Kennedy, M. A. (2013). Allelic-dropout during PCR of the imprinted MEST promoter caused by interaction between G-quadruplex structures and DNA methylation. Proceedings of the 4th International Meeting on G-quadruplex Nucleic Acids: From Structure to Chemistry and Biology. 83. Retrieved from http://www.g4meeting2013.com/

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Flanagan, L., Sykes, P., Miller, A., & Hibma, M. (2011). Antigen presenting cells in the human papillomavirus-induced tumour microenvironment. New Zealand Medical Journal, 124(1346). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/124-1346/4980/content.pdf

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Kennedy, M. A., Bland, M. V., Roberts, R. L., McHugh, P. C., Light, K. J., Miller, A. L., & Joyce, P. R. (2008). The GATA2 transcription factor gene: Promotor haplotypes and preliminary association with neuropsychiatric phenotypes. Proceedings of the American Society of Human Genetics 58th Annual Meeting. (pp. 362). ASHG. Retrieved from http://www.ashg.org/2008meeting/pdf/abstractbook1.pdf

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Kennedy, M. A., Boden, J. M., Miller, A., Horwood, L. J., & Fergusson, D. M. (2008). Is the CHRNA3-CHRNA5 genomic region really a susceptibility locus for nicotine addiction? Proceedings of the 4th Annual Carney Pharmacogenomics Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.chmeds.ac.nz/research/carneycentre/symposium.htm

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