Stephen "Steve" Boulware

Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant I



Lab Safety Manager
Lab Machinist
“Tire and Repair”




Playing different sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Flag Football


Research Goals:

1.) Determine the effects of Genomic Instability in mouse genome DNA.

2.) Determine the different roles of certain proteins during PUVA-based crosslink repair in human cells.



Accomplishments at UTMDACC:

Platform Presenter: Texas Genetics Society Meeting 2009

*Award for best presentation in category

Poster Presenter: Lost Pines Meeting 2007

Performance Award Winner: April 2009


Publications at the University of Texas:

Boulware SB, Christensen LA, Thames H, Coghlan L, Vasquez KM, Finch RA. Triplex-forming oligonucleotides targeting c-MYC potentiate the anti-tumor activity of gemcitabine in a mouse model of human cancer. Mol Carcinog. 2013 May 16. doi: 10.1002/mc.22026. [Epub ahead of print]

Abel EL, Boulware S, Fields T, McIvor E, Powell KL, DiGiovanni J, Vasquez KM, MacLeod MC. Sulforaphane induces phase II detoxication enzymes in mouse skin and prevents mutagenesis induced by a mustard gas analog. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2013 Feb 1;266(3):439-42. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2012.11.020. Epub 2012 Nov 30.

Boulware S, Fields T, McIvor E, Powell KL, Abel EL, Vasquez KM, MacLeod MC. 2,6-Dithiopurine, a nucleophilic scavenger, protects against mutagenesis in mouse skin treated in vivo with 2-(chloroethyl) ethyl sulfide, a mustard gas analog. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2012 Sep 1;263(2):203-9. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2012.06.010. Epub 2012 Jun 23.

Powell KL, Boulware S, Thames H, Vasquez KM, Macleod MC. 2,6-Dithiopurine Blocks Toxicity and Mutagenesis in Human Skin Cells Exposed to Sulfur Mustard Analogues, 2-Chloroethyl Ethyl Sulfide and 2-Chloroethyl Methyl Sulfide. Chem Res Toxicol. 2010 Jan 5. 2010 Mar 15;23(3):497-503. doi: 10.1021/tx9001918.



Texas Genetics Society (2009-2010)

American Chemical Society (2010-2011)



2007-2008- Bastrop High School Student Alliance Program


Degrees Attained:

May 2005

Masters of Science in Public Health

College Station, Tx

Texas A&M Health Science Center- School of Rural Public Health


May 2001

Bachelor of Science in Microbiology

Texas A&M University

College Station, Tx


Certifications Attained:

October 2009

Certified in Public Health

Accredited by The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE)



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