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   Welcome to the Department of Cell Biology and    Anatomy


Advancing the study of structure from cells to organisms and its relation to function, in both health and disease.


Our vision is to lead the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) and the University of Calgary in research and education related to imaging and quantification of morphology and its relation to function, in both health and disease. By doing so, we will support the research and educational priorities of the Cumming School and the University of Calgary and build a strong international reputation for leadership in cell biology and anatomy.


August 2015

Recipient of Rohlf Medal for Excellence in Morphometric Methods and Applications:

Dr. Benedikt Hallgrimsson

April 2015

Recipient of NSERC Discovery Grant from the fall 2014 competition:

Dr. Naweed Syed
Dr. Marina Martinez

Congratulations to Dr. Roman Krawetz who was named Canada Research Chair for CIHR Tier II CRC in Bone and Joint Stem Cell Biology!

Dr. Krawetz was one of seven University of Calgary recipients of the Canada Research Chair. His collaborative research has led to early detection of osteoarthritis through blood test or sample of the synovial fluid from a patient’s joint. Having an early diagnoses helps the patient seek effective intervention options before OA becomes crippling. 

Trainee News

Haley Britz, a PhD student in the Cumming School of Medicine who was recently awarded a Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship, studies the bones in mice for clues about osteoporosis

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Megan Gray, a postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, researches in the field of stress neuroscience.

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Unique neuroscience program provides students and fellows with training opportunities tailored to individual needs

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