Alan Peters, PhD
Emeritus Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, University of Bristol
DSc, University of Edinburgh




Dr. Alan Peters is Emeritus Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Alan Peters received his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Bristol and after completing his two years of required Army service, in 1957 he took up a postdoctoral position in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Edinburgh with George Romanes. There he learned electron microscopy from Alan Muir, and in 1960 published images to show, for the first time, the structure of myelin sheaths in the central nervous system. In 1963 he spent a year at Harvard with Dr. Sanford L. Palay, returned to Edinburgh for two years and in 1966 was appointed the Chairman and Waterhouse Professor of Anatomy at Boston University. This allowed him to continue to collaborate with Sandy Palay and in 1970, together with Harry Webster, they published the first edition of their text on “The Fine Structure of the Nervous System. The Cells and Their Processes.” The third edition of this text was published in 1991. Alan Peters resigned from the chairmanship of the Department in 1998, and after working mainly on the structure and connection of cells in the cerebral cortex, he began to spend more time working on the effects of normal aging of the primate brain.

Alan Peters’ awards have included the Cortical Discoverer Award from the Cajal Club (1991), the Henry Gray Award form the American Association of Anatomists (1998), the Sanford Palay Award (2004), and an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh (2011). In 1995, the Journal of Comparative Neurology published a special issue honoring the life and career of Alan Peters.


Research Training in Structural Basis of Neurobiology
07/01/1995 - 06/30/2000 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke
5 T32 NS07152 20



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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2011 STRUCTURAL STUDIES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 5P01AG000001-34-26 162
2010 STRUCTURAL STUDIES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 5P01AG000001-33-26 162
2009 STRUCTURAL STUDIES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 5P01AG000001-32-26 162
2008 STRUCTURAL STUDIES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 5P01AG000001-31-26 162
2007 STRUCTURAL STUDIES IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM 2P01AG000001-30A1-26 162
2002 Structural Studies in the Central Nervous System 3P01AG000001-27S1-26 162
2002 Structural Studies in the Central Nervous System 5P01AG000001-27-26 162
2001 Structural Studies in the Central Nervous System 5P01AG000001-26-26 162
2000 Structural Studies in the Central Nervous System 2P01AG000001-25A1-26 162
1999 MYELIN 5P01AG000001-24-16 162
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  1. Olmos-Serrano JL, Kang HJ, Tyler WA, Silbereis JC, Cheng F, Zhu Y, Pletikos M, Jankovic-Rapan L, Cramer NP, Galdzicki Z, Goodliffe J, Peters A, Sethares C, Delalle I, Golden JA, Haydar TF, Sestan N. Down Syndrome Developmental Brain Transcriptome Reveals Defective Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and Myelination. Neuron. 2016 Mar 16; 89(6):1208-22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26924435; PMCID: PMC4795969; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2016.01.042;
     
  2. Luebke JI, Medalla M, Amatrudo JM, Weaver CM, Crimins JL, Hunt B, Hof PR, Peters A. Age-related changes to layer 3 pyramidal cells in the rhesus monkey visual cortex. Cereb Cortex. 2015 Jun; 25(6):1454-68.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24323499; PMCID: PMC4428297; DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bht336;
     
  3. Peters A, Folger C. A website entitled "The fine structure of the aging brain". J Comp Neurol. 2013 Apr 15; 521(6):1203-6. PMID: 23229793; PMCID: PMC3593594; DOI: 10.1002/cne.23280;
     
  4. Peters A, Sethares C. Age-related changes in the morphology of cerebral capillaries do not correlate with cognitive decline. J Comp Neurol. 2012 Apr 15; 520(6):1339-47. PMID: 22102171; DOI: 10.1002/cne.22809;
     
  5. Peters A, Kemper T. A review of the structural alterations in the cerebral hemispheres of the aging rhesus monkey. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Oct; 33(10):2357-72.View Related Profiles. PMID: 22192242; PMCID: PMC3337968; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2011.11.015;
     
  6. Crimins JL, Rocher AB, Peters A, Shultz P, Lewis J, Luebke JI. Homeostatic responses by surviving cortical pyramidal cells in neurodegenerative tauopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2011 Nov; 122(5):551-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21968531; DOI: 10.1007/s00401-011-0877-0;
     
  7. Kopeikina KJ, Carlson GA, Pitstick R, Ludvigson AE, Peters A, Luebke JI, Koffie RM, Frosch MP, Hyman BT, Spires-Jones TL. Tau accumulation causes mitochondrial distribution deficits in neurons in a mouse model of tauopathy and in human Alzheimer's disease brain. Am J Pathol. 2011 Oct; 179(4):2071-82.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21854751; PMCID: PMC3181340; DOI: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2011.07.004;
     
  8. Ludvigson AE, Luebke JI, Lewis J, Peters A. Structural abnormalities in the cortex of the rTg4510 mouse model of tauopathy: a light and electron microscopy study. Brain Struct Funct. 2011 Mar; 216(1):31-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 21152933; PMCID: PMC3748379; DOI: 10.1007/s00429-010-0295-4;
     
  9. Peters A, Sethares C, Moss MB. How the primate fornix is affected by age. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Oct 1; 518(19):3962-80.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20737595; PMCID: PMC2929937; DOI: 10.1002/cne.22434;
     
  10. Bowley MP, Cabral H, Rosene DL, Peters A. Age changes in myelinated nerve fibers of the cingulate bundle and corpus callosum in the rhesus monkey. J Comp Neurol. 2010 Aug 1; 518(15):3046-64.View Related Profiles. PMID: 20533359; PMCID: PMC2889619; DOI: 10.1002/cne.22379;
     
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Bar chart showing 142 publications over 34 distinct years, with a maximum of 11 publications in 1991

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effects of aging
electron microscopy
immunocytochemistry
light microscopy
Nervous system
neurocytology
stereology
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