The WVU Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy will celebrate its 50-year anniversary with a reunion and lecture Friday, June 5.

Formed in 1965, the original Department of Anatomy was the result of Departments of Microanatomy and Gross and Neurological Anatomy joining. Graduate education in the department launched at about that same time, and 85 students have since completed M.S. and/or Ph.D. degrees. Some of those alumni will gather at the Health Sciences Center, along with current and former faculty members and department chairs, to celebrate the impressive achievements of these students and faculty.

Everyone is invited to attend:

  • An informal afternoon session from 1-3 p.m. in room 1905, where alumni and faculty will share stories about what was happening within the department when the Pylons were still outdoors
  • “A Personal History of Anatomy at West Virginia University,” presented by James Culberson, Ph.D., emeritus professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, at 3 p.m. in Fukushima Auditorium
  • Reception in the Pylons lobby after the lecture

Dr. Culberson joined the Department of Anatomy in January 1968 and was a member of the faculty for 46.5 years before he retired in June 2014.