Anatomy and Cell Biology

Office: 8374 Scott Hall; 313-577-1061
Chairperson: Linda D. Hazlett

The Anatomy and Cell Biology Program provides training in the study of dynamic biological processes using cellular, molecular, behavioral, and imaging approaches. Faculty members are active in an extensive array of research areas, including the visual sciences, neuroscience, cell and developmental biology, immunology and infectious disease. The department offers two graduate degrees, both of which require the successful completion of courses. For the Ph.D. degree, dissertation research is performed in the laboratory of a faculty member with all requirements generally completed in four to five years. The M.S. degree offers two tracks: Research (Neuroscience or Visual Sciences) and Teaching, either of which can be completed within two years. In addition, students admitted to the School of Medicine can pursue M.D./M.S. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, typically completed in five or seven years, respectively. While acceptance to the Ph.D. and M.S. programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School, applications are submitted directly to the Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences (OVAS).