Thomas L. Kemper, MD

Emeritus Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Thomas Kemper
72 E. Concord St Housman (R)


Dr. Kemper is Emeritus Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at Boston University School of Public Health. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois School of Medicine with residency training in internal medicine at the Rush-Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. His residency training in Neurology was at Tufts University with further training in neuropathology and neuroanatomy at the Boston City Hospital (with D. Denny-Brown), the Harvard Medical School (with P. Yakovlev), and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kemper’s main interests are in brain development, the neuropathology of aging in the monkey brain, and in the anatomy of infantile autism. This research is funded by the NIH.


  • 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 1/1/2013

    Bauman ML, Kemper T. The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Cerebellum in Autism Spectrum Disorders. 2013; 289-295.

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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 1/1/2010

    Oblak A, Gibbs TT, Kemper T, Bauman ML, Blatt GJ. International Meeting for Autism Research. Altered Cyctoarchitecture, Decreased GABA and Serotonin Receptor Subtypes, but Normal Density of Neurons and Interneurons in the Posterior Cingulate Cortex and Fusiform Gyrus in Autism. 2010.

  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Kemper T. The neurochemical basis of autism: From molecules to minicolumns. The Developmental Neuropathology of Autism. 2010; 69-82.

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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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