Richard F. Hoyt Jr, PhD
Associate Professor Emeritus
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Anatomy & Neurobiology

PhD, Harvard University
BS, Bates College

Dr. Hoyt is Associate Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. Dr. Hoyt received his B.S. from Bates College and a Ph.D. in Anatomy from Harvard University and has been a member of the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology since 1973.

He has taught and directed courses in a wide range of the biomedical sciences, including anatomy, histology, endocrinology and embryology. Dr. Hoyt has been the recipient of several teaching awards including the Stanley L. Robbins Award and Instructor of the Year in the Pre-Clinical Sciences. He is renowned for his remarkable commitment to teaching, his unique lecture style, and comprehensive knowledge of human anatomy, histology, and cellular and molecular biology.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Hoyt focused his research on the origin, development and function of endocrine cells in the lung and, with his colleagues, published over 45 research articles and chapters in the area. More recently, he has been working in collaboration with Dr. Abdul Traish overseeing a Ph.D. thesis by Monica Pessina, a graduate student in the department, on the effects of ovariectomy and steroid hormone administration on tissue morphology, hormone receptor expression and innervation in the rat vagina.

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

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  1. Cushman TT, Kim N, Hoyt R, Traish AM. Estradiol ameliorates diabetes-induced changes in vaginal structure of db/db mouse model. J Sex Med. 2009 Sep; 6(9):2467-79.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19453883; DOI: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2009.01316.x;
  2. Cushman T, Kim N, Hoyt R, Traish AM. Estradiol restores diabetes-induced reductions in sex steroid receptor expression and distribution in the vagina of db/db mouse model. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2009 Apr; 114(3-5):186-94.View Related Profiles. PMID: 19429450; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsbmb.2009.01.023;
  3. Hoyt R. Questions Patients Need to Ask, Getting Better Healthcare (Shulkin DJ, ed.). Being in an Intensive Care Unit. 2007; 74-84.
  4. Pessina MA, Hoyt RF, Goldstein I, Traish AM. Differential regulation of the expression of estrogen, progesterone, and androgen receptors by sex steroid hormones in the vagina: immunohistochemical studies. J Sex Med. 2006 Sep; 3(5):804-14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16942525
  5. Ruberg FL, McDonnell ME, Trabb J, Shemin RJ, Hoyt RF, Braverman LE, Balady GJ. An intracardiac accessory thyroid gland. Am J Cardiol. 2006 Mar 15; 97(6):926-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16516604
  6. Pessina MA, Hoyt RF, Goldstein I, Traish AM. Differential effects of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone on vaginal structural integrity. Endocrinology. 2006 Jan; 147(1):61-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 16210369
  7. Sorokin SP, Hoyt RF, Reenstra WR, McNelly NA. Factors influencing fetal macrophage development: III. Immunocytochemical localization of cytokines and time-resolved expression of differentiation markers in organ-cultured rat lungs. Anat Rec. 1997 May; 248(1):93-103. PMID: 9143672
  8. Sorokin SP, Hoyt RF, Shaffer MJ. Ontogeny of neuroepithelial bodies: correlations with mitogenesis and innervation. Microsc Res Tech. 1997 Apr 1; 37(1):43-61. PMID: 9144621
  9. Ebina M, Hoyt RF, McNelly NA, Sorokin SP, Linnoila RI. Effects of hydrogen and bicarbonate ions on endocrine cells in fetal rat lung organ cultures. Am J Physiol. 1997 Feb; 272(2 Pt 1):L178-86. PMID: 9124367
  10. Sorokin SP, Hoyt RF, McNelly NA. Factors influencing fetal macrophage development: I. Reactions of the tumor necrosis factor-alpha cascade and their inhibitors. Anat Rec. 1996 Dec; 246(4):481-97. PMID: 8955788
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2012 US Health & Human Services-Critical Care Societies Collaborative: Outstanding Achievement & Leadership Award
2011 Louis Armstrong Foundation Award
1996-1997 Michael Reese Hospital: Medicine Resident’s "Golden Flea" Best Teacher Award
1995 Bridgeport Hospital: Surgery Resident's Teaching Award
1992 Bridgeport Hospital: Surgery Resident's Teaching Award
1992 Bridgeport Hospital: Surgery Faculty Research Award
1992 Yale University: Surgery Resident's V.A. Teaching Award
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