Douglas Paulsen, Ph.D. 


Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Pathology & Anatomy
Location: Hugh Gloster Building
Phone: 404-752-1559


Wake Forest University
Doctor of Philosophy in Anatomy

McDaniel College
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology   

Research Interests

The formation, maintenance, diseases and repair of bones and muscles

Limb development and skeletal patterning.

The roles of retinoids (vitamin A derivatives) in regulating cell and tissue function.

Microgravity effects on musculoskeletal tissues in embryos and adults.


Klement BJ, Paulsen DF, Wineski LE. Anatomy as the backbone of an integrated first year medical curriculum: design and implementation. Anat Sci Educ. 2011 May-Jun;4(3):157-69. doi: 10.1002/ase.217. Epub 2011 Apr 27. PMID: 21538939

Wineski LE, von Deutsch DA, Abukhalaf IK, Pitts SA, Potter DE,Paulsen DF. Muscle-specific effects of hindlimb suspension and clenbuterol in mature male rats. Cells Tissues Organs. 2002;171(2-3):188-98. PMID: 12097841

von Deutsch DA, Abukhalaf IK, Wineski LE, Roper RR, Aboul-Enein HY, Paulsen DF, Potter DE. Distribution and muscle-sparing effects of clenbuterol in hindlimb-suspended rats. Pharmacology. 2002 May;65(1):38-48. PMID: 11901300

von Deutsch DA, Abukhalaf IK, Wineski LE, Aboul-Enein HY, Pitts SA, Parks BA, Oster RA, Paulsen DF, Potter DE. Beta-agonist-induced alterations in organ weights and protein content: comparison of racemic clenbuterol and its enantiomers. Chirality. 2000 Aug;12(8):637-48. PMID: 10897101

Lo WK, Shaw AP, Paulsen DF, Mills A. Spatiotemporal distribution of zonulae adherens and associated actin bundles in both epithelium and fiber cells during chicken lens development. Exp Eye Res. 2000 Jul;71(1):45-55. PMID: 10880275 

Paulsen DF, Chen WD, Scineaux T, Adams D. Rapid, fluorometric DNA determination for chick limb-bud mesenchymal-cell microcultures. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 1998 Feb;34(2):158-62. PMID: 9542654

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