Who we are:
The Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology provides a unique opportunity for graduate students interested in systems neuroscience, applied anatomy, and/or a career in teaching in a medical school setting. Our research mission emphasizes the neuroanatomical basis of normal cognition, circadian rhythms, development, learning, and memory, and how these processes are disrupted in aging, autism, cerebrovascular disease and Parkinson’s disease. Our anatomical program includes classic training and dynamic applied anatomy. Students are immersed in a medical school setting and take courses with, and later teach, 1st year medical and dental students.
Our educational programs have an emphasis on teaching – a core of courses and teaching experiences known as the Vesalius Module – trains students to be skilled instructors. These unique experiences significantly enhance our students’ opportunities to obtain positions in academic medical centers and undergraduate institutions alike. The Vesalius Module is an integral component of the PhD programs in Anatomy & Neurobiology.
The Master of Science in Anatomy & Neurobiology (Vesalius Program) also emphasizes the importance of teaching, with the Vesalius Module being a core component of the program. Starting in Fall 2014, the Master of Science in Anatomy & Neurobiology (Vesalius Program) will also offer an alternative concentration comprised of courses focused on Educational Neuroscience.