Departments & Divisions
Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy
My original research area was neuroendocrine control of reproduction, particularly with reference to the pineal gland. I have taught anatomy and neuroscience for over 40 years and my current main interaction with the graduate program is to serve on committees of our MS Program in Anatomical Sciences as an expert in anatomy and professional student education. My particular niche is the preparation of questions used in the evaluation of educational thesis projects, usually as pre and post tests. This is based on my decades-long service on committees of the National Board of Medical Education.
Diseases Associated: Congenital malformation
Sub-Field of Study: Neuroscience
Johnson L.Y. (2001) Women in Medicine: Observing Two Decades of Change. San Antonio Medicine, September.
Vaughan M. K., Johnson L. Y., Richardson B. A., Brieno E. G., Reiter R. J. (1984) Acute injections of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) stimulate prolactin release in unanesthesized male Syrian hamsters. Neuroendocr. Letters 6:49-52.
Blask DE, Vaughan MK, Champney TH, Johnson LY, Vaughan GM, Becker RA, Reiter RJ. (1984) Opioid and dopamine involvement in prolactin release induced by arginine vasotocin and vasopressin in the male rat. Neuroendocrinology. 1984 Jan;38(1):56-61.
Johnson LY, Vaughan MK, Richardson BA, Petterborg LJ, Reiter RJ. (1982) Variation in pineal melatonin content during the estrous cycle of the rat. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1982 Mar;169(3):416-9.
Johnson L. Y. (1982) The pineal gland as a modulator of the adrenal and thyroid axes, In: The Pineal Gland: Vol. III, Extra-reproductive Effects, R. J. Reiter, ed., CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, pp. 107-152.