Elizabeth Whitney, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, Boston University
MS, MGH Institute of Health Professions



Dr. Whitney received her B.S. in physical therapy from Simmons College, M.S. in physical therapy from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Whitney is the course director for the Dental Anatomical Sciences-I course. She also teaches in the Dental Anatomical Sciences-II and Medical Gross Anatomy courses. Her research efforts are aimed at examining the neuropathology in autism and its relationship to the developmental timing of this disorder. Using immunohistochemistry and standard histological staining techniques, the cerebellar organization as well as the relative density of neuronal subpopulations in the autistic cerebellum are examined. The study of cerebral cortical organization, using immunohistochemistry, is also being pursued. Based on the known timing and sequence of CNS developmental events, our data has been useful in gaining insight into the timing of the pathology in the autistic brain.

Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences



2014 Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2013 Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2012 Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2009 Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2005 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA : Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Research Award
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Whitney ER, Kemper TL, Rosene DL, Bauman ML, Blatt GJ. Density of cerebellar basket and stellate cells in autism: evidence for a late developmental loss of Purkinje cells. J Neurosci Res. 2009 Aug 1; 87(10):2245-54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19301429; PMCID: PMC2760265; DOI: 10.1002/jnr.22056;.
  2. Whitney ER, Kemper TL, Bauman ML, Rosene DL, Blatt GJ. Cerebellar Purkinje cells are reduced in a subpopulation of autistic brains: a stereological experiment using calbindin-D28k. Cerebellum. 2008; 7(3):406-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 18587625; DOI: 10.1007/s12311-008-0043-y;.
  3. Whitney ER, Kemper TL, Rosene DL, Bauman ML, Blatt GJ. Calbindin-D28k is a more reliable marker of human Purkinje cells than standard Nissl stains: a stereological experiment. J Neurosci Methods. 2008 Feb 15; 168(1):42-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 17961663.

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