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 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.
We would like to offer our congratulations to Aneila who successfully defended her dissertation this week. Aneila's thesis is titled "Development and Evolution in the Olfactory System of Birds" and was completed as part of an NSF-funded project in the Bever Lab. We...
On Thursday, December 14th, 2023, the center faculty, graduate students, and postdocs gathered for the first-annual FAE Day! Members of the FAE presented their current research and recent work performed prior to joining the center.
Dr. Matthew Ravosa as well as available postdocs and graduate students organized our first-ever outreach event on Saturday, December 9th, 2023 at the Maryland Science Center. Using center collections and posters developed specifically to engage the general public and...
People & Research
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