Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program
Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Baylor College of Medicine
Dr. Alison Bertuch
1102 Bates Street, Suite 1240.08
Houston, TX 77030
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
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology
Bone Marrow Failure
Telomere structure and function
Telomere dysfunction in the development of bone marrow failure in children