Structured PhD (Anatomy) - full-time

College of Science,
School of Medicine

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Structured PhD - Anatomy - 4 years full-time

Entry requirements


Areas of interest

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

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Prof. Peter Dockery
Anatomy, Block B
NUI Galway


T: (091) 492 784 

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Current project

  • 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

Fees for this course

EU: €4,529 p.a. 2015/16

Non-EU: €13,750 p.a. 2015/16

Current Students

"There are great opportunities for a PhD student in Anatomy at NUI Galway. The facilities and expertise from both the academic and technical staff are of the highest standard, making research in Anatomy an exciting and dynamic choice of study. During my PhD I have had the chance to travel worldwide to present my research at conferences and work with collaborators to learn new techniques in MRI acquisition and analysis in Neuroanatomy, which is at the core of my research. As a PhD student, there is a wide range of modules available to study which have supported my research and enhanced my career prospects."

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