Amy Bouton, PhD
Dr. Bouton received an ScB from Brown University in Providence, RI in 1976 and moved to Charlottesville that same year. After working for 5 years, she entered the PhD program in microbiology at the UVA School of Medicine.
In 1985, Bouton performed postdoctoral research with Tom Parsons, PhD, and in 1991, she joined the UVA faculty as a member of the department of microbiology. She is currently a professor in the department of microbiology, immunology, and cancer biology, served as the associate dean for graduate and medical scientist training in the School of Medicine from 2010-2019, and currently serves as the interim chair of the department of microbiology, immunology, and cancer biology.
Bouton has had a long-standing research program focused on breast cancer; serves as the PI of the NCI Cancer Training Grant; teaches in a number of cancer-related graduate level courses; has mentored 20 PhD students; and has served on well over 100 thesis advisory committees. Dr. Bouton has also sat on grant review panels for the NIH (including as chair for Tumor Cell Biology), NCI, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. She is a member of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs’ Breast Cancer Research Program Fiscal Year 23 Programmatic Panel.
In her role as associate director for education for UVA Cancer Center, she exploits current strategies and develops new platforms for education and interchange between students, fellows, faculty, and clinical and support staff.