Anatomy word of the month: retinaculum

A “cord or cable” in Latin. Retinacula are thickenings of tissue underneath your skin that serve to bind down tendons …

Research student spotlight: Mike Stencel

Mike graduated from Millikin University in 2009 with a B.S. in biology and a minor in chemistry.  He first became …

Research spotlight: Tim Steele

Tim Steele, Ph.D. is professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology. He has been on faculty at …

Exploring the neighborhood

This past year living in Michigan for rotations has been such a blur. It is very different from Des Moines …