• Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2010
  • MPH, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2021
  • B.S. (Honors), Angelo State University, 2006


  • General Biology
  • Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Biostatistics for Life Sciences
  • Genes, Genomes, and Genomics
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatics Capstone
  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • First Year Seminar


Lori Boies, Ph.D., MPH, teaches undergraduate students on a wide range of topics in the biological sciences from introductory courses to neurophysiology and genomics, along with public health courses. Boies works with undergraduate students on research projects focusing on gene annotation as well as epidemiological and biostatistical studies. 

Boies 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.

Her education continued at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences where she earned a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology. She performed her graduate research in a neuro-oncology laboratory where she characterized two novel inducible-expression astrocyte transgenic 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.

While faculty at St. Mary’s University, Boies completed a Master in Public Health in Epidemiology with a Graduate Certificate in Genomics and Bioinformatics from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. She elected to do a research-based thesis and completed a genome-wide association study for the identification of genetic variants with potential influence on the occurrence of cardiotoxicity in childhood cancer survivors treated with anthracyclines.

Additionally, she is an active volunteer in the community and has been a member of the Bexar County Medical Society Alliance (BCMSA) for over a decade, serving as president of the BCMSA during its centennial year in 2017 and has served on the board of the Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) since 2011.  She has served as an Alliance Representative on several Texas Medical Association (TMA) committees and councils including the Council on Medical Education, Committees on Infectious Disease, Cancer, Socioeconomics, and the History of Medicine.  Additionally, Dr. Boies’ love of the breadth of the biology field encourages her exploration of nature and observation of the natural world – many times through the lens of photography.


Aleman J, Adkins A, Boies L, Al-Quiati F, Sako E, & Bhattacharya, S. (2017) Effects of Cinching Force on the Tricuspid Annulus: A Species Comparison. Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis, 05(04), 1 – 12.

Adkins, A., Aleman, J., Boies, L., Sako, E., & Bhattacharya, S. (2015). Force Required to Cinch the Tricuspid Annulus: An Ex-Vivo Study. The Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 24(5), 644–652.

Adkins A,* Aleman J*, Boies L, Sako E, Bhattacharya S, Force required to cinch the tricuspid annulus: an ex vivo study (2015) Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport  Conference (SB3C), 135-136, Snowbird, Utah

* co-first authors

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.

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