Headshot of Sarah Boutom

Undergraduate education

University of Michigan - BS (2015)

Years in MSTP


Research interest

Using stem cells to investigate the development of the cellular components of the blood-brain barrier, specifically shear forces in vascular flow

Undergraduate/postbac publications

Merzel RL, Boutom SM, Chen J, Frey C, Shedden K, Marsh EN, Banaszak Holl MM. Folate binding protein: therapeutic natural nanotechnology for folic acid, methotrexate, and leucovorin. Nanoscale. 2017 Feb 16;9(7):2603-2615. PMID: 28155935.

Li Q, Henry ER, Hofrichter J, Smith JF, Cellmer T, Dunkelberger EB, Metaferia BB, Jones-Straehle S, Boutom S, Christoph GW, Wakefield TH, Link ME, Staton D, Vass ER, Miller JL, Hsieh MM, Tisdale JF, Eaton WA. Kinetic assay shows that increasing red cell volume could be a treatment for sickle cell disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Jan 31;114(5):E689-E696. PMID: 28096387; PMCID: PMC5293101.