University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Department of Neurological Sciences

Bio for Elizabeth Ezerman, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Ezerman, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Ezerman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor Emerita
Department of Neurological Sciences

Contact Information
Office Location:
Neurological Sciences, Health Sci Rsrch Facility, Rm 414B, Burlington, VT


1982-1988: Postdoctoral Training, University of Vermont
1968: Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Academic Interests

As I am ‘retired’, my primary responsibilities currently are confined to teaching in Human Structure and Function (HSF).

Research Interests

Although my research activities are presently limited, I have a longtime interest in developmental neurobiology, in particular axon guidance in developing chick embryos. Most of my recent studies have been in collaboration with Dr. Cynthia Forehand’s laboratory. I am interested in factors that influence the development of appropriate axon pathways in the central and peripheral nervous systems. Preganglionic sympathetic neurons as well as spinal sensory neurons have been used as model systems.

Academic Appointments

2012-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences, University of Vermont College of Medicine
1988-2011: Lecturer, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Vermont College of Medicine


D. Robinson, E.B. Ezerman, C.J. Forehand (2009) Myosin II regulation of sensory afferent growth in the embryonic chicken spinal cord, Program No. 128.4/B13. 2009 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. Chicago, IL: Society for Neuroscience, 2009.

Coutinho-Budd J.C., Ezerman, E.B. and C.J. Forehand (2008). The Effect of cAMP Signaling on the Longitudinal Extension of Spinal Sensory Neurons in the Chicken Embryo. J. Anat. 213: 547- 554.

Berggren, K., Ezerman, E.B. , P. McCaffrey and C.J. Forehand (2001). The expression and regulation of the retinoic-acid sythetic enzyme RALDH-2 in the embryonic chicken wing. Dev. Dyn. 221:1-16.

Forehand, C.J., Ezerman, E.B., J.P., Goldblatt, Skidmore, D.L. and J.C. Glover (1998) Segment-specific pattern of sympathetic preganglionic axon projections in the chicken embryo spinal cord is altered by retinoids. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 95:10878-10883.

Ezerman, E.B. and C.J. Forehand (1996) Development and segmental organization of rostrocaudal dendrites of rat sympathetic preganglionic neurons. J. Autonom. Nerv. Syst. 57:29-35.

To view more of Dr. Ezerman's publications, please visit PubMed.