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 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.

Recent News

Congratulations Dr. Deanna M. Goldstein!

Congratulations Dr. Deanna M. Goldstein!

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...

Phd Candidate Zana Sims awarded 2022 Leakey Foundation Grant!

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