St. Mary's Dominican High School

Lab Visit Adds New Dimension to Classroom Experience

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Students in science teacher Anjel Guitroz’s Honors Anatomy and Physiology Class visited the lab of Michael Dancisak, PhD, Director of the Center for Anatomical and Movement Sciences at Tulane University (pictured in white lab coat below). During their visit the students viewed cadavers that had been dissected to reveal the layers of the skin and upper and lower musculoskeletal structures. They were able to touch the muscles and view how the arm muscles moved as a result of the fingers’ movement. They also viewed a full neuro-dissection, which included the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves that lead to various parts of the body, and had the opportunity to hold a human heart. Click here for more photos!

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