Lori Boies, Ph.D., graduated magna cum laude from Angelo State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry, a minor in Biology, and with highest honors from the Honors College. As an undergraduate research student, she was a Carr Research Fellow and was awarded a Welch scholarship. The research focused on the effects of glucocorticoids in American dietary components.
Boies continued her education at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences where she earned a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology with a focus on Neuroscience. She performed her graduate research in a neuro-oncology laboratory where she characterized two novel astrocyte-specific inducible Cre-ERT2 mouse models. Her astrocyte research led her to identify two distinct populations of adult neural stem cells and transient progenitors that persisted well into advanced age. These sources of stem cells were studied to create a glioblastoma multiforme transgenic mouse model utilizing tumor suppressor and oncogene mutations.
Boies is an active member of the Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) and has been serving on the Board of Directors since 2011. Additionally, she has appointments on the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Committee on Cancer and Council of Socioeconomics.
Loomis L and Flynn NE (2006) Determining glucocorticoid receptor activity in American dietary components using S-gal as a novel reporter substrate. Journal of Undergraduate Chemistry Research. 3: 111-114