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Department of Histology and Embryology

Department of Histology and Embryology
In 2001, the department was merged with Human Anatomy and formed a new department--- Department of Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology. The department was ratified to confer Master's Degree in 1983 and Doctoral Degree in 2012, respectively. In 2000, the department got the certificate of lab accreditation issued by Hubei Province. The department was assessed as the University’s Key Discipline in 2005. And it is one of the disciplines for the post-doctoral program in the basic medicine. Now there is 1 professor and 1 associate professor, of whom 1 is doctoral supervisors and 2 are master supervisors, 2 lecturers, 1 teaching assistants and 1 technician in the department. Almost all the research staffs have the doctoral degree and oversea research experiences.
In accord with the trend of globalization of Chinese medical education, we started all-English teaching work in the course of Histology and Embryology 10 years ago. With the efforts of teaching staff in our department, we made great progress in many aspects of this all-English teaching system, including teaching contents, teaching methods, textbook compilation and teaching staff training. The all-English teaching practice in Histology and Embryology grounded the medical students for their further all-English study in the course that followed.
With the emphasis on the academic communications at home and abroad, some well-known experts and professors are often invited to the department for the academic communications and the instruction of scientific research. Besides, some regular academic communications and research cooperation have been set up with some famous universities and institutions in other countries, such as USA, Japan and so on. Until now, 4 of 6 persons in our department have been sent to study abroad, which contributes a great deal to the cultivation of the professional talents.
For a long time, with a variety of resources, the department has developed the systemic researches focusing on the following research description:
1.Reproductive Biology: We focus on the molecular mechanism of implantation of embryo and the influence of adverse intrauterine environment such as gestational diabetes on the development of fetus.
2.Neonatal infectious diseases: Our research focus on the molecular mechanism how neonatal meningitic Escherichia coli penetrate across blood brain barrier using cell and animal model.
3.Developmental biology: Our study are involved on the related mechanism of embryo development with zebrafish: the formation of body axis and the cell migration.