University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Biochemistry

Bio for Beth Bouchard
Beth Bouchard

Beth Bouchard

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Office Location:
Biochemistry, Given C440A


I received my Ph.D. in the Cell & Molecular Biology Program at the University of Vermont. My dissertation research focused on the regulation of procoagulant enzyme complex assembly and function on cells. During a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Barbara Furie, Ph.D. at Harvard Medical School, I continued with my research interests in coagulation studying the vitamin K-dependent gamma-glutamyl carboxylase, the enzyme responsible for catalyzing an important post-translational modification of the blood clotting proteins. I subsequently returned to UVM and am currently an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry.


Bouchard BA, Abdalla S, and Tracy PB:  The factor V light chain mediates the binding and endocytosis of plasma-derived factor V by megakaryocytes. J. Thromb. Haemosta. 2013 Sep 30. doi: 10.1111/jth.12417.

Ayombil F, Abdalla S, Tracy PB and Bouchard BA:  Proteolysis of plasma-derived factor V following its endocytosis by megakaryocytes forms the platelet-derived factor V/Va pool.  J. Thromb. Haemosta. 11(8):1532-1539, 2013.

Bouchard BA, Silveira JR and Tracy PB:  Interactions between platelets and the coagulation system. In:  Platelets (Third Edition), Michelson AD (Ed), Academic Press, San Diego, CA, pp. 425-451, 2013.

Bouchard, B.A., Meisler, N.T., Nesheim, M.E., Liu, C.X., Strickland, D.K., and Tracy, P.B. A unique function for LRP-1: a component of a two-receptor system mediating specific endocytosis of plasma-derived factor V by megakaryocytes. J Thromb Haemosta 6(4):638-44, 2008. Link

Bouchard, B.A., Williams, J.L., Meisler, N.T., Long, M.W. and Tracy, P.B. Endocytosis of plasma factor V by megakaryocytes occurs via a clathrin-dependent, specific receptor-mediated event. J Thromb Haemosta 3:541-551, 2005 Link