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.
Huge congratulations to Dr. Deanna M. Goldstein for completing her PhD and graduating on May 25th, 2022! Dr. Goldstein was hooded by FAE Graduate Program Director and advisor, Dr. Adam Sylvester. Dr. Goldstein is currently working as a Research Instructor in the...
Help us congratulate Zana Sims! Zana Sims was awarded a grant from The Leakey Foundation for her dissertation project, “Examining phylogenetic and dietary signals using cervical root cross sections in extant catarrhines.” Zana's work employs a variety of methods to...
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