John I. Clark, Ph.D., Chair

The department of Biological Structure is a modern anatomy department which studies structural organization ranging from molecules to the  human body.


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Felice Dunn, Ph.D., formerly of the Rachel Wong lab, has begun an appointment as an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, in the Department of Ophthalmology.

New Grant Awarded:

James Brinkley, PhD, and Onard Mejino, M.D. have been awarded a contract with the IHTSDO (International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization).  The main goal of othe project is to re-structure the anatomical content of SNOMED Clinical Terms (CT) by aligning its anatomical concepts to the ontology-based anatomical concepts of the Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA).  The alignment would assure explicit semantic meanings to SNOMED CT terms. 

Tom Reh, Ph.D., has been awarded a grant from the Foundation for Fighting Blindness.  Title of the project is: "Reprograming Muller glial cells with Ascl1 to regenerate adult mouse retina".




"Dissecting circuits in the visual thalamus"
William Guido, Ph.D.
August 27, 2014









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