Doctoral study in Anatomy

Why study with us?

  • The University is ranked within the top 100 for Anatomy and Physiology worldwide (2019).
  • This programme is hosted within the School of Medical Sciences, which attracted over $30 million NZD in external research funding in 2018
  • our students can access a range of world-class facilities, including the AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre - Whakaaro Pai.

Research opportunities

Research in the Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Neuroscience
  • Neurothology
  • Primary cilia
  • Evolution
  • Developmental biology

Our people

Dr M Fabiana Kubke

  • Neuroscience
  • Developmental biology
  • Neuroethology
  • Evolution

Dr Sue McGlashan

  • Primary cilia
  • Cartilage and osteoarthritis
  • Mechanotransduction
  • Imaging
  • Extracellular matrix
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Notochordal cells
  • Placental mesenchymal stem cells

Dr Andrea Kwakowsky

  • Neuroscience
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Human neurodegenerative diseases
  • Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling
  • Estrogen signalling
  • Neurotrophin signalling
  • Neuroprotection

Scholarships and awards

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