Lisa Bouchier-Hayes, PhD

Department or Service

Location

  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-3320

Contact Information

1102 Bates Street, Suite 1030.08
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology-Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine

Education

School Education Degree Year
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland university Bachelor of Art, Genetics 1998
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland university PhD 2002
LaJolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology post-doctoral fellow Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis 2006
St Jude Children's Research Hospital post-doctoral fellow Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis 2011

Research Statement

The primary interest of Dr. Bouchier-Hayes' lab is to investigate the molecular mechanisms of apoptosis and how they impact human health and disease. This focus has evolved to include the investigation of non-apoptotic functions of proteins that have long been considered to have roles in apoptosis, the caspase family of proteases. Dr. Bouchier-Hayes' research program is focused on two major areas:

  • Caspase regulation in cancer
  • Caspase activation during inflammation

The rationale for these investigations is that caspases protect from cancer and other diseases, by engaging diverse cellular mechanisms in addition to cell death, such as cell division, inflammation, and DNA repair.

For more information about Dr. Bouchier-Hayes' research and projects, visit the lab website at BCM.edu