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.

Ph.D. Graduate Program

…a 5-year program focused on independent research ranging from vertebrate fossils, to primates to recent human remains and teaching human gross anatomy.

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Masters Graduate Program

…a one-year full-time program providing intensive immersion in human anatomy through both classroom instruction and dissection laboratories, including small group interactions with our faculty.

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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
 Anatomy Education

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Master of Science in Anatomy Education is a one-year program that provides specialized training in clinically based anatomy (and related basic science disciplines) while enhancing communication skills through exposure to advanced educational theory and methods.  The curriculum supports a variety of post-graduation career interests that include (but are not limited to):  admission to one of the many professional schools in the medical/health sciences (e.g., medical, nursing, and physical therapy schools), admission to a Ph.D. program in biology/biomedicine, and teaching positions in Higher Education.

Recent News

Jake Wilson awarded an NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship!

Jake Wilson awarded an NSF EAR Postdoctoral Fellowship!

The FAE Center is proud to announce that Jake Wilson was recently awarded an NSF EAR postdoctoral fellowship! Jake will be working with Tyler Lyson from the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and Blair Schoene from Princeton University to study the diversity dynamics...

Congrats Dr. EJ Huang!

We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to EJ Huang, who sucessfully defended his dissertation on the 1st of May. EJ's dissertation is titled "Studies of deep homology and phenotypic evolution under a phylogenetic framework". We are extremely proud of EJ...

Welcome New PhD Students!

It is with great enthusiasm that FAE welcomes Sam Broadbent, Emma Puetz, and Mason Hintermeister as our newest PhD students in the fall of 2024! We look forward to meeting our new members in the upcoming months. But as a sneak peek, please take some time to read some...

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Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1830 East Monument Street, 3rd Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21287 USA