Center for Functional Anatomy & Evolution
Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
1830 East Monument Street
- Apply online (see Apply link below)
- Requirements for Admission
- Graduate program offers Ph.D. in
Functional Anatomy and Evolution
- Research areas covered by faculty and students range from vertebrate
fossils to primates to recent human remains (see FACULTY,
- Primary focuses are independent research and teaching human gross
- Please contact Arlene Daniel or individual
faculty if you have inquiries 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 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, 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
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 further information about the program.
News (click on headlines to read stories):
Nicky Squyres wins Leakey Foundation Award!
Katrina Jones wins Romer Prize!
Members of FAE attend the annual meeting for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology!
Congratulations to Katrina Jones for a successful dissertation defense!
FAE welcomes new first years, Tony and Kristen!
Visit from Director of the Smithsonian Institute Natural History Museum
Congratulations to Ali Nabavizadeh for a successful dissertation defense!
Congratulations to Rachel and Heather!
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