Thomas L. Kemper, MD

Emeritus Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Thomas Kemper
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


Major areas of research interest are: (1) The anatomical organization of aging changes in the human and monkey brain; and (2) The anatomical changes in the brain of infantile autism and other developmental disorders.


  • University of Illinois, MD
  • Northwestern University, BS


  • Published on 2/24/2014

    Skefos J, Cummings C, Enzer K, Holiday J, Weed K, Levy E, Yuce T, Kemper T, Bauman M. Regional alterations in purkinje cell density in patients with autism. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e81255. PMID: 24586223.

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  • Published on 9/1/2012

    Fatemi SH, Aldinger KA, Ashwood P, Bauman ML, Blaha CD, Blatt GJ, Chauhan A, Chauhan V, Dager SR, Dickson PE, Estes AM, Goldowitz D, Heck DH, Kemper TL, King BH, Martin LA, Millen KJ, Mittleman G, Mosconi MW, Persico AM, Sweeney JA, Webb SJ, Welsh JP. Consensus paper: pathological role of the cerebellum in autism. Cerebellum. 2012 Sep; 11(3):777-807. PMID: 22370873.

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  • Published on 12/21/2011

    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. PMID: 22192242.

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  • Published on 7/1/2011

    Lister JP, Blatt GJ, Kemper TL, Tonkiss J, DeBassio WA, Galler JR, Rosene DL. Prenatal protein malnutrition alters the proportion but not numbers of parvalbumin-immunoreactive interneurons in the hippocampus of the adult Sprague-Dawley rat. Nutr Neurosci. 2011 Jul; 14(4):165-78. PMID: 21902887.

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  • Published on 2/28/2011

    Oblak AL, Rosene DL, Kemper TL, Bauman ML, Blatt GJ. Altered posterior cingulate cortical cyctoarchitecture, but normal density of neurons and interneurons in the posterior cingulate cortex and fusiform gyrus in autism. Autism Res. 2011 Jun; 4(3):200-11. PMID: 21360830.

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  • Published on 9/23/2010

    Desikan RS, Sabuncu MR, Schmansky NJ, Reuter M, Cabral HJ, Hess CP, Weiner MW, Biffi A, Anderson CD, Rosand J, Salat DH, Kemper TL, Dale AM, Sperling RA, Fischl B. Selective disruption of the cerebral neocortex in Alzheimer's disease. PLoS One. 2010; 5(9):e12853. PMID: 20886094.

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  • Published on 8/30/2009

    Lawrence YA, Kemper TL, Bauman ML, Blatt GJ. Parvalbumin-, calbindin-, and calretinin-immunoreactive hippocampal interneuron density in autism. Acta Neurol Scand. 2010 Feb; 121(2):99-108. PMID: 19719810.

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  • Published on 8/1/2009

    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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  • Published on 7/10/2009

    Simms ML, Kemper TL, Timbie CM, Bauman ML, Blatt GJ. The anterior cingulate cortex in autism: heterogeneity of qualitative and quantitative cytoarchitectonic features suggests possible subgroups. Acta Neuropathol. 2009 Nov; 118(5):673-84. PMID: 19590881.

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  • Published on 7/30/2008

    Desikan RS, Fischl B, Cabral HJ, Kemper TL, Guttmann CR, Blacker D, Hyman BT, Albert MS, Killiany RJ. MRI measures of temporoparietal regions show differential rates of atrophy during prodromal AD. Neurology. 2008 Sep 9; 71(11):819-25. PMID: 18672473.

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