Course Overview

Link to Deptarment of Anatomy webpage

Programmes Available

Structured PhD— Anatomy—4 years full-time
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System


Learning Outcomes

Entry Requirements


Who’s Suited to This Course

Current research projects

  • Analysis on the Role of Rho GTPases in Epithelial cells in-vivoStructural, Functional and Molecular
  • Characterisation of Human Myometrium from Normal and Obese Category BMI Women
  • A Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Postmortem Investigation of White Matter Microstructural Organization in the Human Brain

Current funded research opportunity

Work Placement

Related Student Organisations

Career Opportunities

Find a Supervisor / PhD Project

If you are still looking for a potential supervisor or PhD project or would like to identify the key research interests of our academic staff and researchers, you can use our online portal to help in that search

Course Outline

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Research Areas

Areas of Specialisation:

  • Sampling design / Stereology / image analysis
  • Microscopy :Confocal / ambient and low temperature EM
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Lectin Histochemistry
  • Detection of gene expression: in situ hybridization/PCR
  • Behavioural/phenotypic Characterisation (Animal/organ/cell)
  • Cell culture models including 3D cell culture systems.
  • Clinical Neuroimaging in Psychiatric Disorders

Broad Areas of Research Interest:

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Cardiovascular Biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Biology of the Extracellular Matrix; receptors and signalling
  • Tissue Engineering

Anatomy is heavily involved in the research activities of The National centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), The Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), The Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials and the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform

Researcher Profiles

For a full list of staff, their respective research areas and web pages please visit

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,750 p.a. 2021/22

Fees: Non EU

€14,750 p.a. 2021/22

Contact Us

Prof. Peter Dockery
Anatomy, Block B
NUI Galway
T: + 353 91 492 784