Anatomical Sciences

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 22.2 k Deadline: Feb 15, 2025
251–300 place StudyQA ranking:886 Duration:2 years

Photos of university / #universityatbuffalo

The graduate program in Anatomical Sciences provides research training in biological form and function, the quantitative analysis of biological structure science, and the modeling of biological systems. Our faculty are engaged in cell and developmental biology, bioimaging, and neuroscience, with a strong emphasis on computational approaches that can derive unique insight from complex data sets. While our program focuses on microscopic anatomy and cell biology, we aim to produce scientists with knowledge of biological principles at all levels of scale and who are enabled by proficiency in imaging methodology and data analysis.

Major areas of study:

  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Bioimaging
  • Cell Motility
  • Neuroscience

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology provides excellent research training opportunities, offering state-of-the-art facilities and research programs in areas such as cell and developmental biology, bioimaging, and neuroscience. In addition, many of the department faculty participate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Groups in Cell Motility, Biomembranes, and Neuroscience, providing avenues for collaboration with faculty in other University departments as well as at Roswell Park Memorial Institute.

It is the advisor's responsibility to arrange with the student, at the time of entry, a tentative program of study. The program for each student is developed on an individual basis but, in general, comprises interdisciplinary courses, courses in areas relevant to the student's research, and a substantial thesis/project prepared under the supervision of a full time department faculty member and committee selected by the student and faculty advisor. During the first year, most students participate in a laboratory rotation (ANA 575) to gain experience in two or more research areas before deciding upon a research topic. Students are required to take Seminar (ANA 514). Students must attain a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.

For the Master's degree, a 2-year schedule should be developed; for the doctoral degree, the student and advisor should prepare a 3-4 year program. The department considers it the responsibility of each student to devote full time attention to their academic and research activities in the program. At the end of each semester, the Director of Graduate Studies will review, with the graduate faculty, the progress and activites of each graduate student. Any deficiencies or failures to comply with school or departmental policy, as well as any instructions or required actions, will be communicated in writing by the Director of Graduate Studies.

To be accepted as a student in the Master's program, the applicant must have completed a baccalaureate degree. Selection of students for the Master's degree will be based upon review, by the Department Admissions Committee, of undergraduate transcripts, recommending letters, and results of the Graduate Record Examinations (Parts I and II, Natural Sci. or Math). Applicants with professional degrees may substitute standardized test scores appropriate to the student's professional discipline (e.g. MCAT). After completion of the Master's program, students may apply for entrance into the doctoral program.

National Awards

  • Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program: Grants for Graduate Study, Research or English Teaching Assistantships Abroad
  • The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF)

University Awards

  • Arthur A. Schomburg Fellowship Program
  • Graduate Opportunity Program (GOP)
  • Graduate Tuition Scholarship
  • Presidential Fellowship
Similar programs:
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 56.6 k / program Foreign:$ 56.6 k / program
StudyQA ranking: 664
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 56.6 k / program Foreign:$ 56.6 k / program
StudyQA ranking: 623
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 9.15 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28.3 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Jan 6, 2025 1 place StudyQA ranking: 2022
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Foreign:$ 38.2 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Feb 1, 2025 StudyQA ranking: 1157
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 31.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 43 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Dec 1, 2024 301–350 place StudyQA ranking: 1351
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 4.91 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 14.9 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Jun 1, 2024 StudyQA ranking: 4639
Study mode:Blended Languages: English
Local:$ 25.2 k / program Foreign:$ 25.2 k / program
201–250 place StudyQA ranking: 1710
Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 9.15 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28.3 k / Year(s)
Deadline: Jan 6, 2025 1 place StudyQA ranking: 2001