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The department of anatomy

 

faculty*

Peter E. Kondrashov, PhD, Professor and Chair
James H. Adams, DO, Assistant Professor
Sherif M. Sabry Hassan, MD, PhD
, Associate Professor
Jeremy Houser, PhD
, Associate Professor
Terence W. McGarvey, PhD, Associate Professor
Raja S. Rachakatla, PhD
, Assistant Professor
Lex C. Towns, PhD, Professor
Bruce A. Young, PhD, Associate Professor

Robert E. Madsen, DO, FACOS, Emeritus Professor
Orin B. Mock, PhD
, Emeritus Professor
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*Each person's name is linked to biographical data and publications. Activity for all ATSU/KCOM faculty by year (publications, presentations, funding and honors) can be accessed at Scholarly Activity.

anatomy DEpartment Staff

Stephanie Sullivan, Administrative Assistant
Bill Wobken, Research Technician

courses directed by department Faculty*

DO Program Courses (Course Directors):
Human Gross & Developmental Anatomy/Radiology I, II, III (Drs. Kondrashov and Houser)
Histology I, II, III (Dr. Kondrashov)
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*Each course is described in the ATSU-KCOM College Catalog.

Teaching Assignments and On-going Research Projects

Dr. Kondrashov lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology and Histology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Musculoskeletal adaptations to various modes of locomotion
  • Microstructure of bone using scanning electron microscopy
  • Histology of the knee joint and mechanisms of pain generation in
    the knee.
  • Role of inflammation in the histology of bone and articular cartilage
  • Evolution of the mammalian knee joint as a mean for understanding
    knee pain
  • Early evolution and adaptations of mammals

Dr. Adams lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Travel characteristics of biopsy needles in liver, muscle and adipose

Dr. Hasan lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Side effects of substances on various cells, tissues and organ systems
  • Variation and change of anatomical structures in the human body
  • Evaluation of neovascularization in urinary bladder carcinoma

Dr. Houser lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Neural control mechanisms for posture and locomotion

Dr. McGarvey lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Blood vessel development and cancer cell biology using molecular

    and cell biology techniques

Dr. Rachakatla lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology and Histology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Human umbilical cord matrix stem cells and cancer research

Dr. Towns lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Development of central visual pathways

Dr. Young lectures in Human Gross and Developmental Anatomy/Radiology. His research interests involve the following topics:

  • Audition as related to pressure-coupled tympani, tympanic and non-tympanic ears, stapedial dampening systems, separate low-frequency and high-frequency auditory pathways, and integration with pressure and/or vibration detection systems

  • Biochemical and toxicological properties of snake venom