Department of Cell Systems & Anatomy

CSA Adjunct Faculty


Mary K. Vaughan, Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor


University of Texas Medical Branch, 1970




  • Dental School Faculty Assembly Teaching Excellence Award - 2002
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Graduating Medical Class - 1998, 1996, 1995, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986
  • Piper Professorship (Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation) - 2002
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching - 1989
  • Teacher of the Year Award (Medical Class of 1991) - 1989
  • UT Board of Regents "Distinguished Teaching Professor" - 2010
  • UT Health Science Center Academy of Master Teachers - 2008
Rubio, A., A. Menendez-Pelaez, G.R. Buzzell, M.K. Vaughan, G. N. Vaughan, and R.J. Reiter. (1996) Sexual differences in 5ί-deiodinase activity in the Harderian gland of Syrian hamsters and the effect of pinealecotmy: Regulation by androgens. J. Cell. Biochem. 62:397-404.


Buzzell, G.R., J.L. Blank, M.K. Vaughan, and R.J. Reiter. (1995) Control of secretory lipid droplets in the Harderian gland by testosterone and the photoperiod: comparison of two species of hamsters. Gen. Comp. Endocr. 99: 230-238.


Vaughan, M.K., Menendez-Pelaez, G.R. Buzzell, G.M. Vaughan, J.C. Little, and R.J. Reiter (1994) Circadian rhythms in reproductive and thyroid hormones in gonadally regressed male hamsters exposed to natural autumn photoperiod and temperature conditions. Neuroendocrinology 60:96-104.


Rodriguez, C., A. Menendez-Palaez, R.J. Reiter, G..R. Buzzell, and M.K.Vaughan. (1992) Porphyrin metabolism in the Harderian glands of Syrian hamsters: In vivo regulation by testicular hormones, lighting conditions, pineal gland, and pituitary hormones. Proc. Soc. Exp. Biol. Med. 200:25-29