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Anatomy at King’s College has an international reputation for scholarship and teaching, The Guy’s campus is home to the world-famous Gordon Museum of Pathology and has long been linked to the production of Gray’s Anatomy. The current editor, Professor Susan Standring is emeritus professor and a former Head of Anatomy (to 2009). The Department has a commitment to public engagement at a number of levels from Schools to Arts projects.

The majority of our teaching staff have active research interests in neuroscience, development, cell biology, evolution and health sciences; a diversity that is reflected in our degree programme structure. We also have a small cohort of hugely experienced specialist anatomy teachers who contribute to a renowned undergraduate training for biomedical scientists, doctors, dentists and physiotherapists. They are supported by a team of experienced clinician anatomists and a team of surgical anatomy demonstrators.

The research interests of Anatomy staff cover a range of body structures and scale, from sub-cellular organisation to brain and behavior. Most academic staff members are affiliated to one King’s world-class research divisions and all offer laboratory projects for third year students, which give experience of the research in a professional laboratory environment. King’s College has particular strengths in cancer, cell biology and neuroscience.  Two members of the Department were recently awarded prestigious Welcome Trust Investigator status, Professor Jon Clarke (2014) and Dr Brian Stramer (2015).

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