Date:February 24, 2013

Alison Bertuch, MD, PhD

Alison Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program

Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Alison Bertuch
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1240.08
Houston, TX 77030

Phone 832-824-4579
Fax 832-825-4651


About Dr. Alison Bertuch

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. Alison 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.

Dr. Bertuch is a member of the Telomere Biology and Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program. She is the Program Director of the Bone Marrow Failure Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers.


M.D. and Ph.D., University of Rochester
Internship, Residency and Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests

Bone Marrow Failure

Research Interests

Telomere structure and function
Telomere dysfunction in the development of bone marrow failure in children

Learn about the Research Laboratory of Alison Bertuch