Welcome to the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Learn about our five-year PhD program in Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Our research focus is the exploration of relationships among functional anatomy, behavior and evolutionary biology of extant and extinct vertebrates.
PhD Program in Functional Anatomy and Evolution
The FAE graduate program offers a Ph.D. in Functional Anatomy and Evolution and provides individualized support by world-leading professors for each student in a close-knit department with an excellent faculty to student ratio. Our primary focuses are independent research and teaching human gross anatomy, with research areas covered by faculty and students that range from vertebrate fossils, to primates to recent human remains.
As a result of the interdisciplinary training of the FAE graduate program, our graduates are well equipped to face the challenge of today’s academic job market. For more information on requirements for entry to the program, see our requirements for admission. See links at the bottom of the page for further information about the program.
Master of Science in
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Master of Science in Anatomy Education program is designed to give students the training they need in order to successfully compete for teaching positions in anatomy at the community college level. Because such positions often also require some instruction in physiology and/or histology, introductory courses in these disciplines are also included in the program, along with training in pedagogical techniques. The program is also appropriate for students who wish to go on to research or educational support positions in anatomy, such as anatomy lab manager or surgical research coordinator.
Deanna Goldstein will present her doctoral dissertation as part of the FAE Seminar Series on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Her thesis is titled “External and internal carpal morphology of knuckle-walking apes among mammals.”
Katrina Jones is a Presidential Fellow and Royal Society University Research Fellow in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester.
Allison L. Machnicki presented for the FAE Seminar series on Thursday Nov 18, 2021, in a talk titled “Genetic and Environmental Impacts on Skeletal Morphology.
People & Research
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