The Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology is home to some of the University's leading educators and researchers. As a traditional anatomy department, educational efforts are directed toward undergraduate and graduate courses in gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, embryology and neuroanatomy for medical, health sciences, physical therapy, and basic science students. As a modern biomedical research department, faculty members direct NIH-funded projects, with a focus on molecular, cellular, developmental, and physiological aspects in the field of stem cell and regenerative biology. Research-active faculty belong to the University's interdisciplinary graduate program in biomedical sciences, which leads to Ph.D. degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology, Molecular Medicine, or Microbiology and Immunology. 

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Master of Science in Anatomical and Translational Sciences (M-ATS)

The M-ATS program is designed to strengthen students’ understanding of the basic medical and translational sciences to help as they begin advancing their education.

Graduate Certificate in Anatomical & Translational Sciences (GCATS)

The graduate certificate in Anatomical and Translational Sciences is an academic enhancer program designed to prepare students in medical and translational sciences with an understanding in human gross anatomy, microscopic anatomy, embryology, neuroanatomy, and physiology.

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Minor in Human Anatomy

The Minor in Human Anatomy is designed to prepare students for careers in the biomedical fields by providing them with a broad understanding of human gross, microscopic and nervous system anatomy at the structural and functional levels, ranging from embryonic development to adulthood.

Latest News

Three members of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology were among the honorees recognized for their years of service, commitment to the institution, and significant contributions to the Academic Medical Enterprise at the Bicentennial Excellence Awards event, Jan. 18.
John R. Bethea, PhD, has been selected to serve as the chair of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS).
Rosie Salomon was awarded the 5th PA Anatomy Slaby Award on October 3, 2023 for her performance in Anatomy while providing support to her peers in helping them succeed in Anatomy.