Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • Graduate Program

    Graduate Studies

    Director: Robert Cornell, Ph.D.
    Students in the Anatomy and Cell Biology Graduate Program benefit from integrated training in human structural anatomy and cell biology as a foundation for careers in research concerning the molecular mechanisms of human diseases. This training program for Ph.D. scientists reflects a global approach toward understanding the human body, organ function, and disease pathophysiology. This broad-based training provides students with a comprehensive view of human disease pathophysiology and molecular medicine, a solid foundation for careers in cutting-edge research concerning the molecular mechanisms underlying human diseases.

    Faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology work at the forefront of research that falls into the three broad categories, which define the tracks offered for graduate training:

    Admission to graduate training in laboratories in the Anatomy and Cell Biology Department occurs most commonly through the Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs (http://www.grad.uiowa.edu/programs/interdisciplinary-graduate-programs), or by direct admission into a specific laboratory, through an arrangement between an applicant and a Principal Investigator.