This is the preliminary (or launch) version of the 2024-2025 VCU Bulletin. Courses that expose students to cutting-edge content and transformative learning may be added and notification of additional program approvals may be received prior to finalization. General education program content is also subject to change. The final edition and full PDF version will include these updates and will be available in August prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

John Povlishock, Ph.D.
Professor and chair

The Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology offers neuroscience education for Ph.D. students and exciting research opportunities for postdoctoral scientists that span cellular to systems neuroscience. The department houses a large number of the university’s neuroscientists and maintains dynamic research groups in glial cell biology, plasticity, development and circuitry, and central nervous system injury and repair.

Students who complete the requirements for this degree will receive a Master of Science in Anatomy and Neurobiology.