Department faculty are actively engaged in laboratory and theoretical research, in the areas of cell biology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and evolutionary genetics.  The department's research efforts are supported by a fully-equipped and staffed histology processing laboratory and campus image analysis center.

The department provides senior students the opportunity to do an elective in advanced dissections in neuro and gross anatomy.

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Group wins international sim training contest

SIU surgeon Melanie Barnard, MD, was part of an international team of clinicians who won the $700,000 grand prize to design low-cost simulation surgical training in the Global Surgical Training Challenge.
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A study in longevity: Dr. Don Caspary earns new 5-year NIH grant

His latest NIH grant marks an incredible 38-year run of federal funding for Dr. Don Caspary’s scientific studies of auditory signaling in the brain.

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