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

Dr. Matthew J. Ravosa joins FAE as new Director

We are excited to announce that effective January 1, 2023, Dr. Matthew J. Ravosa is the new Director of the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution. Ravosa joins us from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a Professor of Biological Sciences, Aerospace and...

Dr. Cooke Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Cooke Promoted to Associate Professor

Siobhán Cooke was promoted to Associate Professor of Functional Anatomy and Evolution, effective October 1, 2022. A full-time faculty member in the Center, Dr. Cooke earned her PhD in Anthropology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Her...

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Phone

(410)-955-1697

Email

anatomyed@jhmi.edu

Address

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