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department of anatomy and cell biology

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has two primary missions:

  • To provide excellent educational programs to professional students in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Podiatry, and to graduate students in the School of Medicine.
  • To participate in scholarly activities in pursuit of new knowledge in the biomedical sciences.

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has a rich history of strong educational programs for medical, dental and podiatric students in the areas of gross anatomy, histology/cell biology, neuroanatomy and embryology/human development. All research faculty participate in the new interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. Graduates of our programs are well prepared for careers as clinicians and/or researchers in various disciplines and settings. Research in the areas of cardiovascular biology, neurobiology, reproductive biology and musculoskeletal biology utilizes cutting-edge, state-of-the-art techniques in cell and molecular biology to advance knowledge in these areas of the biomedical sciences.