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.
Dr. Adam Sylvester has been named as a collaborator by Dr. Libby Cowgill of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Missouri for her NSF-MCA grant, titled "Validating Patterns of Bone Functional Adaptation in Living Humans." Bone is a living tissue that...
Stephanie Palmer for her proposal, "Insights into aquatic transitions through carnivoran comparative endocranial morphology." Savannah Cobb for her proposal, "Using computer vision to classify ‘honing premolars’ by sex and diet." Will...
FAE is excited to welcome Bianca Neale and Elizabeth Jewlal as PhD students in the fall of 2023. Both Bianca and Elizabeth bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, and we are thrilled to have them join our...
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