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Research Area

Lisa Bouchier-Hayes, PhD

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


School Education Degree Year
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Post-doctoral Fellow Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis 2011
LaJolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology Post-doctoral Fellow Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis 2006
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland University Doctor of Philosophy 2002
Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland University Bachelor of Art, Genetics 1998

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.

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Awards & Honors

2022    Women of Excellence Award, Baylor College of Medicine
2021    Health Professions Education Certificate, Texas Children’s Hospital Faculty College
2019    Young Investigator Award, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
2019    Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine



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