Alexandra A. Bouza

Patent Agent I


Alexandra (Allie) Bouza, PhD is a Patent Agent in the Intellectual Property Department with Foley & Lardner LLP. Allie is based in the firm’s Boston office where she is a member of the Chemical, Biotech & Pharmaceutical Practice Group. Prior to working at Foley, Allie worked as a Patent Agent for another law firm in Boston.

Allie incorporates her robust research experience to assist clients in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. During her PhD, Allie studied the role of voltage-gated ion channels in pediatric epileptic encephalopathies and cardiac arrhythmias using a diverse range of cell and molecular biology technologies, including protein biochemistry, genetics, and imaging.


  • Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellow, National Heart, Blood, and Lung Institute
  • Recipient, Excellence in Research & Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, University of Michigan (2019)
  • Recipient, Excellence in Basic Science Award, University of Michigan (2019)
  • Recipient, Susan Lipschutz Award, University of Michigan (2019)
  • Bouza A.A., Edokobi N., Pinsky A., Offord J., Piao L., Zhao Y., Lopatin A., Lopez-Santiago L.F., and Isom L.L. “Sodium channel β1 subunits participate in regulated intramembrane proteolysis-excitation coupling.” JCI Insights. 2021 Feb 8;6(3):141776. PMID: 33411695. Hull J.M., O’Malley H.A., Chen C., Yuan Y., Denomme N., (February 2021)
  • Bouza AA, Philippe JM, Edokobi N, Pinsky AM, Offord J, Calhoun JD, Lopez-Florán M, Lopez-Santiago LF, Jenkins PM, Isom LL. “Sodium channel β1 subunits are post-translationally modified by tyrosine phosphorylation, S-palmitoylation, and regulated intramembrane proteolysis.” J Biol Chem. 2020 Jul 24;295(30):10380-10393. PMID: 32503841. Aeby A., Sculier C., (July 2020)


  • University of Michigan (Ph.D., 2020)
    • Pharmacology
  • Grand Valley State University (B.S., 2015)
    • Chemistry


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office