Deborah W. Vaughan, PhD

My current research interests and endeavors are in the realm of educational scholarship, especially in learning technologies. My scientific interests lie in the cellular morphology of the central nervous system, and aging, specifically the effects of advancing age on the ability of motor neurons to regenerate axons following injury. Techniques included light and electron microscopy in conjunction with morphological, cytochemical and immunocytochernical analyses.

Assistant Dean
Boston University School of Medicine

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

2013 Boston University : Metcalf Cup and Prize
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. Eisenstein A, Vaisman L, Johnston-Cox H, Gallan A, Shaffer K, Vaughan D, O'Hara C, Joseph L. Integration of basic science and clinical medicine: the innovative approach of the cadaver biopsy project at the Boston University School of Medicine. Acad Med. 2014 Jan; 89(1):50-3.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24280854; DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000054;.
  2. Vaughan DW. A Learning System in Histology: A CD-ROM and Guide. Oxford University Press. New York. 2002.
  3. Vaughan DW. Histology Interactive Atlas. A Learning System in Histology. 2002.
  4. Vaughan DW. Effects of peripheral axotomy on presynaptic axon terminals with GABA-like immunoreactivity. Anat Rec. 1994 Feb; 238(2):248-62. PMID: 8154610.
  5. Vaughan DW. Effects of advancing age on peripheral nerve regeneration. J Comp Neurol. 1992 Sep 8; 323(2):219-37. PMID: 1401257.
  6. White KK, Vaughan DW. Age effects on cytochrome oxidase activities during denervation and recovery of three muscle fiber types. Anat Rec. 1991 Aug; 230(4):460-7. PMID: 1656812.
  7. White KK, Vaughan DW. The effects of age on atrophy and recovery in denervated fiber types of the rat nasolabialis muscle. Anat Rec. 1991 Feb; 229(2):149-58. PMID: 1849380.
  8. Vaughan DW. Effects of advancing age on the central response of rat facial neurons to axotomy: light microscope morphometry. Anat Rec. 1990 Oct; 228(2):211-9. PMID: 2240613.
  9. Vaughan DW. The effects of age on enzyme activities in the rat facial nucleus following axotomy: acetylcholinesterase and cytochrome oxidase. Exp Neurol. 1990 Aug; 109(2):224-36. PMID: 2165914.
  10. Vaughan DW, Peters A. Proliferation of thalamic afferents in cerebral cortex altered by callosal deafferentation. J Neurocytol. 1985 Oct; 14(5):705-16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 4093782.
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electron microscopy
fine structure of the nervous system
peripheral nerve regeneration

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