From the Chairman

    Welcome to the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. I am honored to lead an outstanding team of scientists, educators, students, and staff. As a department we are committed to biomedical research, professional healthcare education, graduate and postdoctoral training, as well as community-based service. We have several world-class investigators with state-of-the art laboratories funded through federal and private sources that are engaged in basic and translational research. The department houses the largest number of neuroscientists in the university and maintains active research groups in the following areas: sensory systems, development, nerve injury and repair, and the anatomical sciences. We are a highly collaborative group that has strong ties with both basic and clinical departments. Many of us are resident members of the KY Spinal Cord Injury Research Center and KY Lions Eye Center. The department offers a fully supported PhD program with a focus in Neuroscience as well as an MS degree in the Anatomical Sciences. Our faculty provide classroom and laboratory instruction for the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry. Our focus is on pre-clinical training and instruction in the basic science disciplines of gross anatomy, embryology, microanatomy, and neuroscience. We also offer outstanding training, research, and education opportunities for PhD and MD/PhD and MS students in the biomedical sciences. Our department runs the Willed Body Bequeathal Program at the University of Louisville. It is through these generous gifts of our anatomical donors that health professional trainees can receive highly advanced anatomical training. Our Fresh Tissue Lab, offers advanced dissection seminars for students, residents, as well as practicing healthcare professionals from a broad range of medical, dental, and allied health fields study.

    Willed Body Program Notice

    The Willed Body Program is currently closed to new enrollees. If you have any questions, please call 502-852-5744.


    Endowed Excellence Fund for Diversity

    UofL medical faculty leaders have pledged $50,000 with a $1 million goal to address long-standing racial inequities in medical education.

    Established by Drs. Sean Francis, Ron Gregg, Bill Guido, Irv Joshua, Maureen McCall and Craig S. Roberts to address systemic racism and in response to UofL President Neeli Bendapudi’s challenge, asking for ideas and support in making UofL the nation’s premier anti-racist metropolitan research university.

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    Faculty and staff have the option to make contributions by payroll deduction to "UofL Endw Excellence Diversity". Click here for instructions for setting up payroll deduction through ULink.

    In the News

    Dr. Rougier was recently recommended by the Fulbright Peer Review Panel to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster. With 400 slots nationwide, the program pairs highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions.




    • Fully supported PhD program with a focus in Neuroscience
    • Multiple recipients of National Research Service Awards
    • MS degree offered in Anatomical Sciences and Instruction
    • Average cadre of more than 40 PhD and MS students


    Departmental Associations

    • Home of Fresh Tissue Lab & Analytical Microscopy Core
    • Participating member of the School of Interdisciplinary& Graduate Studies and the MD/PhD Program

    Departmental Brochure

    2013 Brochure about the Department of Anatomical Sciences and NeurobiologyRead Brochure: overview of the Department of Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology

    Fall 2020 Seminars in Neuroscience

    Download schedule of upcoming seminars