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The Department of Anatomy at the University of Illinois College of Medicine is a center of excellence in the field of anatomical sciences and research. As a vital component of the UI College of Medicine Chicago, this department plays a pivotal role in advancing our understanding of human anatomy and related scientific disciplines. Our department’s research areas include neuroscience, neurodevelopment, neurodegeneration, blood brain barrier, synapses, demyelination, and sensory and motor systems.

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Apr 16 2024

Genomic Insights into Early Human Brain Development, Evolution, and Disease, Arnold Kriegstein, MD, University of California, San Fransicso

Tuesday, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
COMRB 1020
Apr 23 2024

Neuronal Dynamics Underlying Reward Seeking, Yan Dong, PhD, University Of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, 1:30 pm–2:30 pm
COMRB 1020
Apr 24 2024

ADRD-TP Symposium: Leonard Petrucelli, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Wednesday, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
COMRB 1020
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Graduate students may enter the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology for Doctoral research from three graduate programs:

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The department is at the forefront of innovative research in the field of anatomy. Faculty members and researchers within the department are engaged in groundbreaking studies covering various aspects of human anatomy, from cellular and molecular to clinical and functional perspectives. Their work contributes to the advancement of medical knowledge and healthcare practices.

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