The Anatomical Sciences Education graduate program offers the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. The faculty for this program is drawn from these disciplines:

  • Anatomy
  • Education

For the Ph.D. program, applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the University of Florida Graduate School:  Junior/Senior GPA > 3.0 and a score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) a minimum score of 300 for the current scale.  No GRE is required for the MA program.  For both the MS and the PhD program, the student will submit a minimum of three letters of reference, a statement of purpose, and a resume, which the admissions committee will use to assess the student’s qualifications for admission to the program. International students must comply with current UF standards for admission to the Graduate School, including requirements for English language competency and financial responsibility.

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 or visit the program’s website at

Degrees Offered with a Major in Anatomical Sciences Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Master of Science

Anatomical Sciences Education Courses

GMS 5057Medical Cell Biology3
GMS 5604Medical Human Embryology3
GMS 5605Medical Anatomy3
GMS 5606LMedical Human Anatomy Laboratory3
GMS 5613Medical Human Anatomy by Diagnostic Imaging3
GMS 5630Medical Histology4
GMS 6061Nuclear Structure and Dynamics1
GMS 6062Protein Trafficking1
GMS 6063Cell Biology of Aging1
GMS 6064Tumor Biology1
GMS 6335Advanced Stem Cell Biology: Tissue Engineering1
GMS 6421Cell Biology4
GMS 6607CEssential Human Anatomy4
GMS 6609Advanced Gross Anatomy2-4
GMS 6610Anatomy of the Peripheral Nervous System3
GMS 6635Organization of Cells and Tissues3
GMS 6647Transcriptional and Translational Control of Cell Growth and Proliferation1
GMS 6690Molecular Cell Biology Journal Club1
GMS 6691Special Topics in Cell Biology and Anatomy1-4
GMS 6692Research Conference in Anatomy and Cell Biology1
GMS 6934Cancer Biology Data Discussion1


Identify and describe the anatomical features of the human body with referent to systems, location, and planes of the body.

Develop tools to critically assess anatomical and educational research.

Display appropriate behavior to instructors, fellow students and individuals who have bequeathed their bodies to medical science.


Identify and describe the anatomical features of the human body with referent to systems, location, and planes of the body. 

Develop tools to critically assess anatomical and educational research. 

Apply ethical standards and implement excellence in all endeavors which focus on professional identity formation (i.e., development of professional values, actions and aspirations).


  • Cogle, Christopher Ramin
  • Daaka, Yehia
  • Dunn, William A.
  • Huang, Shuang
  • Leeuwenburgh, Christiaan
  • Narayan, Satya
  • Rarey, Kyle E.
  • Sugrue, Stephen Paul
  • Zajac-Kaye, Maria

Associate Professor

  • Aris, John Phillip
  • Holliday, Lexie Shannon
  • Ishov, Alexander M.
  • Liao, Daiqing
  • Opavsky, Rene

Assistant Professor

  • Makki, Nadja


  • Reed, Jill Verlander

Affiliated Faculty

  • Heldermon, Coy D.
    Associate Professor
  • Kusmartsev, Sergey Alekseyevich
    Research Assistant Professor
  • Segal, Mark
  • Shirk, Paul David
    Courtesy Assistant Professor
  • Someya, Shinichi
    Associate Professor