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Elizabeth Whitney, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentAnatomy & Neurobiology
Address72 E. Concord St Housman (R)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-2338
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-8339-679X
Other Positions
TitleGraduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences

 Awards and Honors

Start-EndDescription
2014Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2013Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2012Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2009Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine: Proctor and Gamble Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award
2005Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA : Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Research Award
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
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.

 Publications
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  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. PMID: 19301429.
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  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. PMID: 18587625.
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  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. PMID: 17961663.
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