Welcome to the Department of Anatomical Sciences
The Department of Anatomical Sciences, within the Health Sciences Center, offers a multidisciplinary graduate program leading to a Ph.D. degree. The faculty consists of prominent researchers in the fields of Anthropology, Vertebrate Paleontology and Systematics, and Functional Morphology. The research in our department focuses on early hominid functional morphology and evolution, mammal evolution, reptile evolution, and squamate morphology and feeding mechanics. Students in our department receive comprehensive training that prepares them to teach the next generation of health professionals and do research in the areas of evolutionary morphology, functional morphology, musculoskeletal biology, systematics, and vertebrate paleontology.