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 the 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.