Anatomy Institute | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Interdisciplinary Anatomical Sciences

The Institute of Anatomical Sciences (Anatomy Institute) promotes interdisciplinary anatomical education, research, and outreach missions of all schools of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) with the ultimate goal of increasing health care delivery and effectiveness based on a greater knowledge and understanding of clinical anatomy.

The Anatomy Institute aims to be an integral part of TTUHSC education of faculty and trainees. The Institute supports multiple modes of clinical anatomy research including investigator initiated research, research supported by grants from outside sources, and carefully selected industry-sponsored studies.


The need for human bodies for medical education and research has never been greater. One of the most generous gifts an individual can make is to donate one’s body for health related education and research. Looking to donate? Please click the link below for more information.

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Interior shot of new Anatomy laboratory

The Anatomical Sciences Laboratories range over 19,500 sq ft and include state of the art training facilities ranging from research, neuro anatomy, surgical skills, small group training and an expansive main academic teaching lab of approximately 7,000 square feet. For more information about our Anatomical Sciences Space, please click the link below.

The Institute of Anatomical Sciences provides safety orientation and training as well as university dissection based courses and anatomical reviews and skills labs for clinicians. For more information about safety and orientation or to complete a Human Gross Anatomy Lab use form, visit the link below.

2022 Willed Body Memorial Ceremony

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IAS Walking Tour

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The Distinguished Staff Awards recognize team members for extraordinary contributions that impact the institution and support its mission of higher education, patient care and research. The Institute of Anatomical Sciences was recognized with the Quality Team Award in 2020.

To view all honorees and learn more, please visit the Distinguished Staff Awards website.

Quality Team Award

Institute of Anatomical Sciences Implementation Team Lubbock:

Jason Jones
Bryce McGregor
Whitney Green
Trey Albus

Justin White
Deanna Wise
Maggie Ryan
Jenna Eckstein

Carleigh Smith 
Bryce Looney
Aaron Scherpereel
Claudia Costa

Nora Lane
Aric Johnson  

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Better in 3D

Many universities statewide and across the nation were forced to move their anatomy instruction fully online in 2020. At TTUHSC, however, it was anatomy as usual thanks to expanded facilities in the new Institute of Anatomical Sciences’ gross anatomy lab.

Read the full story here.


Message from the Directors

Welcome to the TTUHSC Institute of Anatomical Sciences. We are excited about the opportunities that the Institute offers to faculty, staff, students, collaborators, and citizens of West Texas.

The Institute of Anatomical Sciences was developed to foster an interdisciplinary environment for education and research collaborations. The Willed Body Program within the Institute provides a compassionate service to those in our region interested in whole body donation.

Future healthcare leaders are forged within the Institute’s walls, learning the foundational science of human anatomy. Graced with the gift of learning from the willed body donors, students learn from those who have passed before them (“Mortui Vivos Docent”-“The dead teach the living”).

Empowered by tremendous state of the art facilities, students and clinicians have the ability to build their anatomical foundation, conduct research, and simulate surgical procedures.

The multipurposed space has small, medium, and large lab spaces to accommodate learning and research activities.

Come join the Institute of Anatomical Sciences as we build an interdisciplinary foundation of anatomical education, post-graduate training, and collaborative national and international research. 

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Institute of Anatomical Sciences
3601 4th Street; Stop 6528