About the Department
Welcome to the Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology!
The Department is comprised of faculty, administrative staff, research personnel, and graduate students involved in research, education, and service activities that support the School of Medicine and University.
Our research encompasses major areas of Neuroscience and Vision Science and employs cellular and molecular approaches to the understanding of human disease mechanisms. Faculty conduct research in well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories located primarily on the School of Medicine campus. Current departmental funding is approximately $5 million (direct costs) annually. The Department is also proud to be the home of the first Wayne State University Professor elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Educational activities of the department are multiple and occur primarily at the School of Medicine with instruction in anatomy to medical students occupying the largest single disciplinary block of time (56%) during their first year. The Department also offers a Ph.D. degree in Anatomy & Cell Biology as part of broader Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences (IBS) curriculum. There is also a concentration track in Vision Sciences within this program that emphasizes molecular research in cornea, lens, and retina.
Please feel free to navigate through our website to learn more about our department. If you have a particular interest in any of our faculty, you may contact them directly. We hope to hear from you soon!
Linda D. Hazlett, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology