Structured PhD (Anatomy) - full-time

College of Science,
School of Medicine

Course overview

Programmes available

Structured PhD - Anatomy - 4 years full-time

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

Researcher profiles

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

Contact Us

Prof. Peter Dockery
Anatomy, Block B
NUI Galway


T: (091) 492 784 

PAC code


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: €5,750 p.a. 2018/19

Non-EU: €14,750 p.a. 2018/19