Ask An Anatomist

The Ask An Anatomist program is available to visitors of AAA's website as a way to get answers to questions about anatomy. Participants in the program have volunteered their time to answer your questions based on their years of knowledge and experience in the anatomical sciences - in the classroom and/or the lab. The questions and answers found here are not intended to take the place of medical advice or attendance at an educational institution. Rather, please use this AAA service as an additional resource to help you increase your knowledge and advance your understanding of the subject.

  • To post a question to an Anatomist, please click here. You MUST include your email address in the "Question Details" field so we may contact you directly if we need clarification on your question. We will not post your email address or use it for any other purpose than to contact you about your question.
  • To review previous questions and answers, click on the name of the category and then the desired question that appears below the category. Click here or go to the bottom of this page to see these categories, questions and answers.
  • To sign up to become one of AAA's Ask An Anatomist participants, please email your CV to Melissa Kraft and in the body of the text, please include your name, affiliation, and area(s) of expertise.
  • By using this resource, Ask An Anatomist, you agree to the rules laid out in the Legal & Privacy Notices and Disclaimers page – click here to review that page.

AAA would like to express thanks to the following Ask An Anatomist participants for the time and thought they each put in answering questions:

Helen Amerongen, Ph.D., University of Arizona; James R. Augustine, Ph.D., University of South Carolina; Mark Hankin, Ph.D., University of Toledo; Suraj Kumar, Ph.D., St. Mathews School of Veterinary Medicine; Douglas F. Paulsen, Ph.D., Morehouse School of Medicine; Richard L. Puzdrowski, Ph.D., University of Houston - Clear Lake; Ariel Gustav Scafuri, Ph.D., Women's Hospital, Federal University of Ceara; Robert Spears, Ph.D., Baylor College of Dentistry; Ernest F. Talarico, M.S., C.L.A., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine; Robert B. Trelease, Ph.D., University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine; and Lawrence Wineski, PhD., Morehouse School of Medicine.

Questions and Answers Section

Please click on the category below to see the questions already asked.
To view the answer, please click on the specific question.

American Association of Anatomists

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Tel: 301-634-7910 | Fax: 301-634-7965


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