Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Medicine
Anatomy & Neurobiology, Cert, MS, PhD
PO Box 980149
PO Box 843051
Richmond, VA 23298
Ph.D., Certificate, M.S.
Current research interests include: morphological and functional studies of axonal reaction, cerebral blood flow, neurotransmitter imbalance and protein synthesis following traumatic or ischemic brain injury; neurophysiology, transmitter neurochemistry and neuroanatomy of eye movement; neural regeneration and myelination; brain mechanisms of multisensory integration; function of neuroglia in development and disease; ontogeny, aging and cell biology of the immune system dysfunction; immunobiology of antibody responses; molecular origins of brain tumors and therapeutic approaches to brain malignancy; gene expression in cardiac myocytes; molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis; endothelial pathophysiology; neuroendocrinology and hypothalamic control mechanisms; ultrastructure, immunocytochemistry and aging of the reproductive system; development of computer-assisted instructional materials for teaching gross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy.
The Department of Anatomy also offers a combined Anatomy/Physical Therapy Ph.D. degree designed particularly for students interested in pursuing a career in these complimentary fields, such as an academic position at a university. The program requires a B.S. or M.S. in Physical Therapy.
Accreditation:Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999