Anatomic Pathology; Biomedical Imaging; Molecular and Cellular Biology
I am a gross anatomist having received formal training in the teaching and learning of the anatomical sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. During my doctoral education at the University of Western Ontario, I used surface and indwelling electromyographical (EMG) techniques to study structure-function relationships of atavistic musculature in the human upper limb. My professional focus and research interests are in the areas of functional human anatomy, including the functional and clinical implications of variant anatomy, and anatomy education.
Currently, I am interested in studying anatomical variations and their potential use as assessment tools in anatomy education. Having ‘digitally preserved’ several unique muscular variations by generating three-dimensional (3D) computer models from micro-CT images, I plan on exploring the use of these 3D variant anatomy models in teaching and learning of the anatomical sciences.
My current teaching activities include teaching medical histology and gross anatomy within both the School of Dental Medicine and Jacobs School of Medicine.
In the histology curriculum within the Medical School, I am developing ‘flipped classroom‘ active learning sessions, in which students can view and interact with virtual microscope slides of normal and pathological/atypical structures. Furthermore, I have developed a corresponding educational resource webpage (https://ubwp.buffalo.edu/histology) for students to access text notes and YouTube video‘s of narrated microscopy slides in preparation for the active learning sessions.