Anatomy & Neurobiology
Welcome to the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at the Boston University School of Medicine. As one of the leading anatomy and neurobiology departments in the country, our mission is twofold. We conduct a vigorous research program in systems neuroscience, from the level of molecular signaling in neurodegenerative disease to the socioaffective biology of autism to the neurobiology of aging. We are also renowned for our teaching in biomedical sciences and, through our Vesalius Program, we provide a unique opportunity for graduate students to receive formal training in teaching.
Our department offers a Master of Arts (the Vesalius Program), and the PhD in Anatomy & Neurobiology. The PhD in Anatomy & Neurobiology can be tailored to each student’s goals and interests through the selection of one of three tracks: neurobiology, anatomy, or the combination of neurobiology and anatomy.
The Department prides itself in the success rate of our graduates. Our students are highly trained as scientists and as experienced and excellent teachers. Graduates have had great success in acquiring positions in academia, education, and industry alike. Our students find their years in the Department as intensive, rewarding, enlightening, and even “life-changing.”