Alison Ann Bertuch, MD, PhD
- Texas Medical Center
Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine
|Baylor College of Medicine||fellowship||Pediatric Hematology Oncology||1999|
|Baylor College of Medicine||residency||Pediatrics||1996|
|Baylor College of Medicine||internship||Pediatrics||1994|
|University of Rochester School of Med. & Dentistry||medical school||Doctor of Medicine||1993|
|University of Rochester School of Med. & Dentistry||university||Doctor of Philosophy|
About Alison Bertuch
Dr. Alison Bertuch is Director of the Bone Marrow Failure Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers. Her clinical interests include oncology, osteosarcoma, and bone marrow failure disorders. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology.
|American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI)||Member|
|American Society of Hematology (ASH)||Member|
Dr. Alison Bertuch's research is aimed at understanding the mechanisms of telomere structure and function. Her research uses yeast as a model system for the rapid identification and investigation of the genes that govern telomere homeostasis. Of particular interest is set of proteins previously shown to be crucial for the rejoining of DNA breaks that paradoxically also function at telomeres. In addition, Dr. Bertuch's laboratory studies the role of telomere dysfunction in the development of bone marrow failure in children. A long term goal is to exploit the knowledge gained from these studies to aid in the treatment of not only bone marrow failure, but also cancer.
Telomere structure and function
Telomere dysfunction in the development of bone marrow failure in children