Anatomy and Cell Biology

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology offers work leading to degrees in Anatomy and Cell Biology. Applications are only accepted for doctoral level/PhD. The department does not accept applications for a master's degree. The MS is reserved only for internal candidates. The department also participates in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD joint degree program); see the Medical Scientist Training Program section for more information. Areas of study include neurobiology, cell biology, and developmental biology. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary studies that examine the relationship between structure and function. Research leading to a graduate degree is available in the following areas: neurobiology of the synapse, axonal transport, cytoskeleton, and response to stress; sensory systems; neuroplasticity; Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and myelination, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and motor neuron disease, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease, neuroblastoma, ion channel regulation, cell motility, connective tissue, neurotoxins and stem cell biology. The Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience is available to doctoral students.