Biosketch &
Curriculum Vitae

Peter R. Mouton, Ph.D.,
eRA Commons User Name: MOUTONPI

CEO & Chief Scientific Officer
SRC Biosciences (Stereology Resource Center, Inc.)
Tampa, FL


Professor of Stereology & Computer Sciences
College of Engineering, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL


petermouton@usf.edu | 410-490-2036

Educational Institution & Location

Professional Training

Dr. Mouton’s professional training includes a one-year predoctoral fellowship in neurobiology at the Karolinska Institute (Stockholm, Sweden) and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of South Florida (USF, Tampa, FL), a two-year postdoctoral stereology fellowship in Denmark with Professor Hans J.G. Gundersen, the “father of unbiased stereology,” followed by a two-year NIH fellowship in Neuropathology with Professor Donald L. Price at the Pathology Department at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore MD). He subsequently served on faculty at the Hopkins Pathology Department for six years before establishing the Neurostereology of Brain Aging group at the Hopkins Bayview/National Institute on Aging campus in Baltimore. His stereology work in autopsied human brains was the first to 1) stability of noradrenergic neurons in locus coeruleus during normal brain aging; 2) substantial neuron loss in hypothalamic regions from patients with major depression; and, the strongest correlations to date between neocortical degeneration and progressive dementia in Alzheimer’s disease. Other stereology projects during this time were the first stereology protocols for analyzing human and animal brain aging and autism and quantification of the earliest mouse models expressing human mutations for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Contributions to Science

In parallel with his academic studies, Dr. Mouton’s leadership of the SRC Biosciences has provided the global community of bioscientists in academia, government agencies and preclinical pharmacology research groups with powerful technology for their stereology studies. Commercialization of the Stereologer system, the first fully integrated hardware-software-microscopy stereology system, led to an exponential increase in neuroscience stereology studies during the decade following its introduction in the mid 1990s. To date this system has supported thousands of stereology studies across all the neuroscience sub-disciplines from quantifying gross morphology to cellular and synapse counts at the resolving limit of the light microscope [a]. During the past two decades he developed and commercialized the Stereologer™, the only computerized stereology to receive innovation awards from both the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Since the mid-1990s, the SRC’s contract research organization has provided the international bioscience community with professional stereology services and consultation. In 2010 Dr. Mouton returned to USF in Tampa where he continues to serve on faculty as Professor of Stereology and Chief Scientific Officer of SRC Biosciences.

Current Positions

Past Positions

Grant Awards & Contracts

SRC Biosciences is funded by research grants and outsourcing contracts to study the biological basis of diseases; provide training to individuals and groups; and, develop technology to enhance health and well-being. Proprietary information outside the public domain about CRO contracts with academic researchers, government agencies and private industry is not listed below.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Title: Microscope-based Technology For Automatic Cell Analysis Using Unbiased Methods.
Project Role: Peter R. Mouton, Principal Investigator
Award Type: STTR Phase II Award: NSF #1926990
Duration: 01 September 2019 – 31 August 2021
Project Goal: Develop and validate deep learning neural networks for automatic stereology of biological structure on stained tissue sections.

Project Title: Treating with Gamma-Secretase Modulators to Prevent
Project Role: Peter R. Mouton, Principal Investigator, Neuropathology Subaward
Award Type: R01 National Institute on Aging (Mobley, William, PI, 1R01AG055523-01A1).
Duration: 01 May 2018 – 31 January 2023
Project Aim: 1. Detail the time of onset of neurodegeneration in the Dp16 model of AD-DS and Line 41 AD model using unbiased stereology. 2. Examine the effect of BPN15606 treatment before and after onset of neurodegeneration in the AD-DS model, the AD/cerebral amyloidosis model and the Line 41 mouse model.

National Institute on Aging (NIH)

Project Title: Antisense Oligonucleotides Targeting APP to Prevent Neurodegeneration in Models of Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.
Project Role: Peter R. Mouton, Principal Investigator, Neuropathology Subaward
Award Type: R01 National Institute on Aging (Mobley, William, PI, 1R01AG061151-01)
Duration: 01 September 2018 to 31 August 2023
Project Goal: Assess the ability of ASO targeting to mitigate AD neuropathology in mouse models of AD and Down syndrome.

Florida High Tech Corridor Grant Program

Project Title: Applications of Deep Learning and Automatic Stereology to Assess Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease.
Project Role: Co-PIs (Mouton/Goldgof))
Duration: 01 September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2021
Project Goal: Apply artificial intelligence to stereology analysis of Alzheimer’s disease neuropathology.

U.S. Department of State

Project Title: Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award
Project Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 09 April 2018 – 08 April 2021
Project Goal: Provide the international bioscience community with professional stereology support through on-site training, collaboration and consultation.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Title: Support for Fall 2019 NSF I-Corps Workshop (USF, Tampa, FL).
Project Role: Principal Investigator
Award Type: STTR Phase II Award: NSF #1926990
Duration: September-November 2019 (6 weeks).
Project Goal: Workshop on team-based customer discovery to commercialize biotechnology for the global bioscience community.

Selected Publications (> 100 total)

Selected Awards, Honors, Patents (since 1997)

Intellectual Property