The mission of the Department of Anatomy is to advance our knowledge of clinical, systems, and cellular neuroscience, focusing on the structure, organization, and function of cerebral systems, and to produce the next generation of educators for medical and graduate schools for the 21st century.

The education and training of the next generation of neuroscientists is one of the primary missions of the Department of Anatomy.The Anatomy program is geared toward students seeking a comprehensive education in the anatomical sciences, primarily those wishing to pursue a career in healthcare or education. The rigorous core curriculum integrates traditional aspects of anatomical structure, function, and nomenclature with cell and developmental biology, biochemistry, and cell, tissue, and organ physiology.

Our graduate education program includes didactic coursework across the field of neuro-science, intensive and interactive seminar discussions, ongoing journal clubs and a yearly presentation of a graduate’s work to the scientific community.

Emphasis is placed on direct involvement in state-of-the-art laboratory research, and students are involved in research projects from the beginning of their graduate studies.