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A Stepping Stone... The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology offers challenging courses that better prepare students to succeed in their subsequent studies in professional school programs in various health sciences: Medicine, Dentistry, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speach Therapy, Chiropractic, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, Graduate Studies and Research.  Professional students at the University of Saskatchewan, and elsewhere, attest to the value of their earlier training in our Department.

The Department is actively involved in teaching and research with diverse interests ranging from classical anatomical sciences to medical imaging anatomy, neurobiology, cellular, developmental, and molecular biology.

Welcome to the uSask Department of Anatomy and cell Biology

Undergraduate Program

How can the Anatomy and Cell Biology degree programs help you forge a path to your career goals?

Study the exciting fields of human anatomy, cell biology, neurobiology, skeletal biology, embryonic development, histology, and anatomical imaging (click here to see our image gallery) in order to advance medical science with clinical relevance to osteoarthritis, Alzheimer's disease, peripheral nerve damage and repair, multiple sclerosis, aging, cancer, and pain.

The BSc Programs in Anatomy and Cell Biology provide education in the areas of human anatomy, cell biology, neurobiology, neuroanatomy, embryonic development, histology, and anatomical imaging.  Even though we are located in the College of Medicine, the degrees are awarded by the College of Arts and Science.

Bachelor of Science, BSc

  • Three-year
  • Four-year
  • Honours
  • Double Honours
  I am a Current Student
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Program requirements-What do I need to take to finish my degree?
  Courses offered-What courses can I take, when do they run, who teaches them?
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For further information, please contact:

Dr. William Kulyk, Professor
Chair of Undergraduate B.Sc. Programs
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
College of Medicine
107 Wiggins Rd.
Saskatoon, SK
S7N 5E5

Phone:306-966-4075
Email:william.kulyk@usask.ca

Through Anatomy and Cell Biology, you can start a career in academic research, biotechnology, teaching, or the health professions.

Professional School

Students with undergraduate training in Anatomy and Cell Biology and high academic standings can often gain admission to professional school programs in the various health sciences (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, Chiropractics, etc).

Research

Opportunities in research include technical positions in biomedical research laboratories in universities, government research institutes, and industrial biotechnology companies. Some entry level positions may still be obtained with a B.Sc. degree alone, but many positions now require more advanced research training at the M.Sc. (or Ph.D.) levels.

Graduate School

Graduates of 4-year Majors and Honours programs in Anatomy/Cell Biology may continue on to further studies leading to the Masters (M.Sc.) or Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in various disciplines of life sciences and health sciences at this university or other universities in Canada and abroad.  Advanced training at the post-graduate level is becoming increasingly important in today's high-technology workplace.

Teaching

Anatomy and Cell Biology graduates with Ph.D. degrees have opportunities for academic research and teaching careers within universities and research institutions.  Teaching positions in colleges require advanced training at the M.Sc. or Ph.D. levels.

It is strongly recommended that all students majoring in Anatomy & Cell Biology make an appointment to see the Academic Advisor even if they have visited their Degree Works page.

About Degree Works

During the official advising period from mid March to April 30, students enrolled in BSc degree programs Anatomy & Cell Biology or any students interested in the Department's undergraduate programs can book an academic advising appointment by sending an email to one of the advisors indicated below.

TO MAKE YOUR ADVISING APPOINTMENT: follow the directions in the table below.

Tips from the the Advisors:

1. To access DegreeWorks:

  • Log into PAWS with your NSID and password;
  • Click the Academics tab;
    • Locate the My Academic Profile channel;
    • Click the DegreeWorks button or link.

2. Do some advance research and have a list of classes you are interested in BEFORE your meeting. There are some links at the bottom of the page to assist you.

Academic Advisor

Outside of the Official Advising Period

Dr. William Kulyk
Undergraduate Chair
Room A309 HSB
email: william.kulyk@usask.ca

If you have problems booking your academic advising appointment email: stacey.clark@usask.ca

Helpful Links

Course Catalogue Search

Arts & Science -Help and Advice for Students

Information for first year students

Important forms for Arts & Science students

Listing of the courses in the common core curriculum.  This common Year 1/2 course platform provides students with an educational foundation and skill set in the various biomedical sciences disciplines that enables them make an informed choice as to which specific degree major including ACB they wish to pursue as they progress into Years 3 and 4 of their B.Sc. program.

Program requirements

Listing of the courses for each specific ACB degree programs.

Courses offered

Quick list of courses to search

ACB 310.3 — Basic Human Anatomy

ACB 325.3 — Advanced Cell Biology

ACB 330.3 — Principles of Development

ACB 331.3 — Methods in Cell and Developmental Biology

ACB 333.3 — Cellular Neurobiology

ACB 334.3 — Introductory Neuroanatomy

ACB 400.3 — Imaging and Anatomy

ACB 401.6 — Undergraduate Research Project

ACB 405.3 — Current Topics in Cell Biology

ACB 406.3 — Comparative Vertebrate Histology

Graduate Program

The Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan offers graduate programs leading to the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees.  A ‘fast track’ option exists for exceptional students to transfer from the M.Sc. to Ph.D. program after twelve months.  Our department also participates in the College of Medicine combined M.D./Ph.D. program, and opportunities exist for Postdoctoral Fellowships.

Most graduate students will enter the program on September 1, but admission to begin study on January 1 or May 1 is also possible under certain circumstances.  Study for the M.Sc. or Ph.D. degrees entails light course work, with the major emphasis on the development and completion of an original project in biomedical research. A full graduate thesis must be prepared and successfully defended in oral examination. The expected minimum time for completion is two years for the M.Sc. degree and four years for completion of the Ph.D. degree.

Areas of specialization for research training include:

- Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Biology
- Developmental Biology
- Neurobiology
- Functional Anatomy
- Advanced Anatomical Imaging

Students in our graduate programs work under the direct supervision of a Faculty Advisor who provides resources and mentorship.  Each student additionally receives the advice of other faculty members who form a Graduate Advisory Committee. Financial support to cover tuition and living expenses is provided in the form of yearly stipends, or scholarships from local or national sources.   To find opportunities for entry into our graduate programs, please see the Positions Available page.

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Saskatchewan

The list below shows all current opportunities for advanced study or employment in the research programs of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Saskatchewan. Click on the name of each faculty supervisor to learn more about his/her research program. If you meet the qualifications that are specified, you may begin the application process by sending the information requested to the e-mail address indicated, before the specified closing date. Please write the position number in the subject line of your e-mail.

If your initial application is selected for further processing, you will be given instructions on how to submit a final application.

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Positions

No M.Sc. positions available.

Ph. D. Position number ACB002

No Technician positions available.

No postdoctoral positions available.

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Position Number: ACB002

Supervisor name Dr. Brian Eames
Position type Ph.D. student
Yearly rate of pay $20,000
Project title Growth factors and cartilage matrix
Project description The project uses developmental genetics and imaging to analyze the role of growth factor signalling and cartilage proteoglycans in zebrafish skeletogenesis.
Requirements Applicants should have (or expect to complete) an M.Sc. degree and at least one publication in a journal listed on PubMed.  Experience in developmental biology and/or genetics is required for this position.  Additional molecular biology and imaging experience is preferred.  Applicants will be expected to apply for scholarship funding support if selected for the position.
GPA required 85%
TOEFL score required (foreign applicants) overall - 88; minimum in each area - 22
How to apply Please send your CV (that includes references), an unofficial copy of TOEFL results, if appropriate, and a written statement describing how your research experience and career goals make you the perfect candidate for this position to the email address indicated below.
Closing date open until filled
Contact E-mail address b.frank@usask.ca

 

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M.D./Ph.D. Program

Faculty members in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology will sponsor applications to the University of Saskatchewan M.D./Ph.D. program. This option is designed for exceptionally well-qualified applicants who wish to pursue a career in academic medicine. Applicants must meet the standards for admission both for medicine and for graduate study, including a high GPA and demonstrated potential for a career in research. The program leading toward both degrees is seven years long.

Please download the following forms (as appropriate) in preparation for meetings with your Graduate Advisory Committee.

            Initial Program of Studies Form

            Annual Progress Report Form

Are you preparing to write something, or make a seminar presentation?  You may wish to review the following document:

            Notes on Scientific Communication

Additional University of Saskatchewan support programs may be found at:

            College of Graduate Studies and Research

            Office of the Registrar

            Student Health Services

            Student Housing Services

            Graduate Student's Association

            Aboriginal Students' Center

            International Student and Study Abroad Center

 

ACB Club

ACBC Executive Members 2014-15
Position Name E-mail
Co-President Samantha Rogers-Magiera sar316@mail.usask.ca
Co-President Kristin Pon krp564@mail.usask.ca
Secretary Spencer Newman
Treasurer/4th Year Rep Brooke Parton
Socials/Graduation Rep
Ava Menezes
2nd Year Rep
Connor Brenna
3rd Year Rep Clay Switzer
Graduate Student Rep Isaac Pratt

For inquiries regarding ACBC membership or events, please contact Kristin at krp564@mail.usask.ca

Body Bequeathal Program

For more information on the Body Bequeathal Program, please follow the link below.

Contact Us

Stacey Clark,
Departmental Administrative Support

Email: stacey.clark@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-6362

2D01 Health Sciences

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Evelyn Bessel,
Graduate Support

Email: biomed.grad@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4110
Fax: (306) 966-4298

2D01 Health Sciences
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Body Bequeathal Program

Email: donna.dodge@usask.ca
Phone: (306) 966-4075 (24-hour answering service)
Fax: (306) 966-4298

2D01 Health Sciences
107 Wiggins Rd.
Saskatoon SK S7N 5E5

8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday