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    Center for Functional Anatomy
    & Evolution
    Johns Hopkins University
    School of Medicine
    1830 East Monument Street
    Room 301
    Baltimore, Maryland
    21205 USA

  • Apply online (see Apply link below)

  • Graduate program offers Ph.D. in Anatomy

  • Research areas covered by faculty and students range from vertebrate fossils to primates to recent human remains (see FACULTY, STUDENT, and POST-DOCS pages)

  • Primary focuses are independent research and teaching human gross anatomy

  • Please contact Arlene Daniel or individual faculty if you have inquries about graduate studies at F.A.E.

The F.A.E. Graduate Program provides individualized attention for each student. All students are required to engage in independent research, and a laboratory research rotation under faculty guidance begins soon after their arrival. Research may involve our large collection of fossil vertebrates, our broad array of casts of recent and fossil mammal dentitions, or various samples of human historic and archaeological material. Research is further facilitated by access to the extensive collections of recent and fossil vertebrates at the National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), Washington, D.C., which is only an hour away. The F.A.E. program also offers opportunities for field work (see individual faculty pages), including research on the ecology of living primates and other mammals in Costa Rica and on Eocene vertebrate faunas in Wyoming.

Students are required to take courses in human anatomy and embryology, organ histology, evolutionary biology, biomechanics, mammalian and primate evolution, and statistics, while other course work is arranged to suit the requirements and interests of the individual. In addition, students must pass a foreign language exam and a comprehensive oral examination by the end of the second year. After completing the human anatomy course, each student also gains valuable experience as a teaching assistant for medical and undergraduate human anatomy courses. (Read the Johns Hopkins Magazine article "Four Students and a Cadaver.")

As a result of the interdisciplinary training of the F.A.E. Graduate Program, our graduates are well equipped to face the challenge of today's academic job market. See the links below for futher information about the program.

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    F.A.E. Faculty:
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