Our faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and staff, with their numerous activities and accomplishments, are the backbone of our academic and research programs. Please scroll down the page to see a list of current accomplishments of the individuals who comprise the Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy!
Our faculty are involved in the education of Medical, Allied Health, and Graduate Students. In our Ph.D. Program in Cellular Biology and Anatomy we currently have 8 students and in our M.S. Program we currently have 5 students.
We have nationally and internationally recognized biomedical research programs in key topic areas such as cardiovascular diseases (stroke, atherosclerosis), epilepsy, and diabetic nephropathy. Our faculty and students use state-of-the-art approaches in cell and molecular biology, high resolution microscopy, electrophysiology/patch clamping, and cellular metabolism studies.
We would like to thank the many generous members of the Ark-La-Tex Community who have chosen to make the ultimate gift as participants in our Willed Body Program. Without your generosity we could not carry out our key mission of educating Medical, Allied Health, and Graduate students as well as Medical Residents and Fellows, in the Anatomical Sciences. For more information about enrolling in our Willed Body Program please click on this link.
We are happy to welcome three new students entering into the Master's Degree Program in Cellular Biology and Anatomy! Our new students are: Ms. Christina Acosta, Ms. Natalia Muller, and Ms. Laura Sparks.
Thursday, September 20th, at 11:30 AM is the first seminar of our Fall Seminar Series. Our guest speaker for this first lecture will be Catherine Proenza, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Colorado at Denver. The title of her lecture is "Molecular Physiology of Cardiac Pacemaking".
Dr. Joe Penny announced his retirement on September 1st, 2018. Dr. Penny was one of the Founding Faculty of the Department, serving our institution for the past 45 years. He taught in both our Gross Anatomy and Neurosciences Curricula, helping train Medical, Graduate and Allied Health Students. Although he is retiring from his full-time faculty position, he will be returning after a short break to teach in our curriculum as an Emeritus Professor. The Department thanks Dr. Penny for his years of dedicated service and is delighted to have him continue as an educator in our curriculum!
Dr. Manikandan Panchatcharam (PI) and his co-investigators, Drs. Sumitra Miriyala and Hong Sun, were recently awarded an Administrative Supplement for the NIH grant entitled "Alcohol-Autotaxin-LPP3 Axis in Alzheimer's Disease Risk" from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism"
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