Department Chair: Don M. Gash, Ph.D.

Welcome to Anatomy & Neurobiology's Web site. We are a dynamic and growing Department of 31 faculty members, 13 scientists, 8 postdoctoral students, 23 graduate students and 64 staff members. Our commitment is to excellence in research and teaching. The research focus of the Department is on neuroscience, with over six million dollars a year in grant and contract support for biomedical research on the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system. Four of our faculty direct University Centers with strong programmatic efforts in the neurosciences, including:

In addition, many of our faculty are affiliated with the Sanders Brown Center on Aging and Gerontology. For additional information on the faculty and their research interests go to our Faculty Research page.

We are also committed to providing outstanding training at the Undergraduate, Graduate and Post Doctoral level in neuroscience. Our program emphasizes laboratory research complemented by a broad range of research experiences for undergraduates, graduate courses, seminars and workshops. For research opportunities for undergraduates, see our Summer Research page or contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Samuel Franklin. All graduate students receive a competitive research stipend. Further information on the graduate program is available at our Graduate Studies site. Post Doctoral fellowships are awarded through individual laboratories and interested candidates are encouraged to contact faculty members directly about opportunities in their research group.

Our twin mission, along with research, is undergraduate and professional education. Our commitment is to achieve the highest standards in professional education, emphasizing teaching methods designed to enhance the development of lifelong learning and problem-solving skills. We offer instruction in human anatomy, cell and tissue biology, embryology and neuroscience for students in the medical, dental and allied health science professions and pre-professional undergraduate students.

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