With roots tracing back to 1857, the Department is internationally recognized for its strong research programs in neuroscience and its innovative discoveries over the past 50 years. These discoveries include: the characterization of fine structural components of neurons (spines, axons, myelin); seminal descriptions of the neuroanatomical features of autism and dyslexia; discovery of the preservation of cortical neurons but damage to myelin in normal aging, and; the mapping of the constituents, organization and connectivity of neocortical circuits. Within our laboratories faculty, PhD and Masters students conduct research using state-of-art methodologies, and through the Department’s unique Vesalius Program led by our award-winning faculty, students are trained to become highly effective and innovative educators in the biomedical sciences.

The Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology (A&N) is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and firmly stands against racism and other forms of systemic oppression. For more detail and to learn about our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) Committee please click here.