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As one of the founding basic science departments at IU School of Medicine, the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology has a long-standing and diverse history of anatomical science education and research dating back a hundred years. Today, modern anatomy as a scientific discipline encompasses cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, evolution, vertebrate paleontology, and anthropology, and this area of medicine leads the way in imaging technology and imaging-based research.

Education

Education

For undergraduates and medical students as well as graduate students and postdocs, the department offers advanced biomedical research and a nationally recognized PhD program for future anatomy teachers and educational researchers.
Research

Research

The specific research interests of the Anatomy and Cell Biology faculty in neuroscience, musculoskeletal biology and renal biology incorporate the broad scope of anatomical sciences research in their focus. Some faculty also pursue educational research to improve the teaching of anatomical sciences.
Faculty

Faculty

In addition to the research interests of the Anatomy and Cell Biology faculty, this outstanding team of educators is dedicated to effective, state-of-the art teaching in the anatomical sciences.
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Indianapolis Faculty
22
Regional Campus Faculty
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Adjunct Faculty
Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Kathryn J. Jones, PhD

Chair, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
Dr. Jones’ research goal is to elucidate basic mechanisms underlying neural injury and repair in the mammalian nervous system following injury and/or disease.
Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Matthew R. Allen, PhD

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
Dr. Allen’s long-term research goal is to understand the principle factors responsible for bone fragility and determine how interventions can be maximized to strengthen the skeleton.

Clinical Training with Experts in Anatomical Sciences

The faculty’s unique expertise in neuroscience, musculoskeletal biology, renal biology, and anatomical education research provides clinical training to fit a broad range of career interests.

Research Expertise

Faculty investigators in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology incorporate the broad scope of anatomical sciences research in their focused studies in neuroscience, musculoskeletal biology and renal biology.