The KU School of Medicine has undergone recent structural transitions intended to strengthen the education and research programs in the foundational sciences.
The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology have completed an integration process, resulting in the new Department of Cell Biology and Physiology, effective July 1.
This integration builds on close historical collaborations among faculty in areas such as reproduction, neuroscience, renal biology and development. This integration will not only further promote research collaborations but will also provide opportunities to strengthen graduate program curricula. The Department of Cell Biology and Physiology will serve as home to graduate programs in cell biology, physiology and neuroscience.
This site will be updated soon to reflect the integration.
The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is one of the basic science departments at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Our goals are to
- develop and sustain prominent research programs in cell and developmental biology and neurobiology;
- provide an outstanding training environment for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists; and
- deliver a superb educational experience for medical students.
As a measure of our success, our research laboratories are funded by numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies; many of our trainees go on to positions at prestigious educational institutions or commercial concerns; and our department has been recognized by first- and second-year medical students as among the best basic science departments for instruction.
Individual research projects of the anatomy and cell biology faculty are largely complementary and center on cell and developmental biology and neurobiology problems of fundamental importance. Experimental systems make extensive use of cell and tissue culture as well as animal models and human patient samples.