The Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science offers graduate training at both the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels, preparing students for careers in biomedical research, for teaching in selective areas of anatomy, and for admission to clinical programs. HACS is the only department to offer basic and advanced courses in gross, microscopic and developmental anatomy, with courses in neuroscience, cell biology, electron microscopy and cardiac lipids.
The department houses state-of-the-art equipment such as the histomorphology and ultrastructural imaging platform, microscopic imaging core facility, electron microscopy suite equipped with transmission electron microscopes, tissue culture facilities, ultracentrifuge, advanced molecular biology and protein analysis and small animal facility. Individual research laboratories are equipped with microscopes (fluorescence, transmitted light, dissecting), high performance liquid chromatography, and radio immunoassay capabilities, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), molecular engineering and other molecular biology facilities.
Excellent teaching programs are enriched by the scholarly pursuits of department members who are engaged in high-quality research in the following areas: neurosciences, cancer research, cardiovascular sciences, stem cell research, musculoskeletal research and clinical orthopedics.
Students are also provided with the opportunity to use a variety of contemporary techniques such as light microscopy, two and three dimensional fluorescent imaging techniques, electron microscopy, morphometrics, tissue culture and transplantation, immunocytochemistry, in-situ hybridization, radioimmunoassay, electrophoresis, animal experimentation and transgenics, molecular biology, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy at our facilities.