Dr. Hutchison holds a dual undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in Biochemistry and Political Science where she did her senior honors thesis and was Graduate Cum Laude. She completed both her medical degree and Ph.D. in Cell Biology from UT Southwestern where she was a Merck scholar and a member of Sigma Xi. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at UT Southwestern. Immediately following the completion of her fellowship in 2004, which included an extensive study on the examination of IGF-I and GH-Regulated intracellular signaling pathway relevant to chondrocyte differentiation in the mammalian growth plate, she became faculty and is now an assistant professor of pediatrics in the division of pediatric endocrinology. She became board certified in Pediatrics in 2002. Dr. Hutchison is an attending physician at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas and is on staff at its Endocrinology Center where she treats patients in a teaching environment. Her laboratory at her academic office will continue to study long-bone growth. Her activity in the endocrinology community continues as she is a member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, The Endocrine Society and the American Medical Association, and also pursuing membership in the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society.


Medical School UT Southwestern Medical Center (1999)
Internship Children's Medical Center - GME (2000), Pediatrics
Residency Children's Medical Center - GME (2002), Pediatrics
Fellowship Children's Medical Center - GME (2004), Pediatric Endocrinology

Research Interest

  • Growth Disorders
  • Skeletal Dysplasias


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

kin-18, a C. elegans protein kinase involved in feeding
Berman KS, Hutchison M, Avery L, Cobb MH Gene November 2001 279(2) 137-147
Isolation of the protein kinase TAO2 and identification of its mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase kinase binding domain
Chen Z, Hutchison M, Cobb MH Journal of Biological Chemistry October 1999 274(40) 28803-28807
Isolation of TAO1, a protein kinase that activates MEKs in stress-activated protein kinase cascades
Hutchison M, Berman KS, Cobb MH Journal of Biological Chemistry October 1998 273(44) 28625-28632
Actions of Rho family small G proteins and p21-activated protein kinases on mitogen-activated protein kinase family members
Frost JA, Xu S, Hutchison MR, Marcus S, Cobb MH Molecular & Cellular Biology July 1996 16(7) 3707-3713
Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades by p21-activated protein kinases in cell-free extracts of Xenopus oocytes
Polverino A, Frost J, Yang P, Hutchison M, Neiman AM, Cobb MH et al Journal of Biological Chemistry November 1995 270(44) 26067-26070

Honors & Awards

  • Graduate Cum Laude/Senior Honors Thesis
  • Merck Scholar
    (Graduate Training) (0)
  • Sigma Xi

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • The Endocrine Society