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About the Department

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology is dedicated to the mission of OSU through teaching, research and service.

 

We support the continued success of the Department of Biomedical Sciences by offering core courses for the medical program and courses for the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, including the Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology Track.

 

Our faculty members are extensively involved in the teaching program for osteopathic medical students and graduate students. Each faculty member is involved in some aspect of state, university, college, and/or community service.

All faculty are members of the OSU graduate faculty and their areas of research include:

  • Application of gene therapy in strategies to induce tolerance by intrathymic cellular transplantation
  • Cytoskeleton in cell regulatory mechanisms;role of cAMP in cell morphology; gap junction changes in arthritis
  • Role of glutamate metabolism during chronic pain and spinal injury
  • Modulation of AMPA subtype of glutamate receptors by endogenous and exogenous factors; AMPA receptors in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Biogeography, systematics, and faunal studies of mammals including fossil rodents and insectivores.
  • Route of amebic infection to the central nervous system

 

Academics

Faculty in the Department of Pathology teach courses in the School of Biomedical Sciences and the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology Track

OSU Center for Health Sciences offers an Anatomy and Vertebrae Paleontology Track. Students can earn a Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree. Learn More

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Faculty

Nedra F. Wilson, PhD (Research Profile)
Chair, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Kenneth E. Miller, PhD (Research Profile)
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Kent Smith, PhD (Research Profile)
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Anne Weil, PhD (Research Profile)
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Holly Woodward Ballard, PhD (Research Profile)
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Paul Gignac, PhD (Research Profile)
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Dolores Vazquez Sanroman, PhD (Research Profile)

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Haley D. O’Brien PhD (Research Profile)
Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

 

Ian Browne PhD (Research Profile)
Clinical Assistant Professor

 

Daniel Barta, PhD (Research Profile

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

OSU-Tahlequah Campus

 

Eric Snively, PhD (Research Profile)

Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

OSU-Tahlequah Campus

 

Jasmine Croghan

Clinical Instructor

  

For inquiries regarding the Body Donor Program:
Please contact Director Thom Garrison
918-561-1250

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