Our People

The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology has 34 core faculty members who are heavily involved in the research and teaching activities of the Department. Dr. Mark Moss is the Chairman of the Department. We also have 5 postdoctoral fellows, 39 graduate students, and 4 staff members who serve the entire department.


The core faculty members in our Department direct the research labs, courses and graduate programs that we offer. We also have affiliated faculty members in other departments who provide research opportunities for our students or participate in our teaching. Our research interests range from molecular signaling in neurodegeneration to the social-affective deficits in autism. Our teaching is likewise broad and includes traditional anatomy courses, specialized graduate courses, and courses in teaching itself.


We haveĀ 39 students who are pursuing a graduate degree in Anatomy & Neurobiology. This includes Doctoral, Master’s, and M.D./Ph.D students. Each student has a primary advisor in the Department, as well as the opportunity to pursue research under the sponsorship of our affiliated faculty members. Our students also have the opportunity to teach.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Our postdoctoral fellows have a wide range of previous experience and current interests. Although their primary goal is to participate intensively in the research of their host laboratory, postdoctoral fellows in our department have the opportunity to apprentice as instructors and participate in departmental initiatives.

Administrative and Laboratory Support:

Our administrative office and laboratory is comprised of:

Melissa Kelly Office Administrator

Robert Bouchie, Director of the Anatomical Gifts program: Laboratory Manager of the Medical Gross Anatomy Lab

Lee Iacopucci is the Assistant Laboratory Manager