|Shannon Curran, MS with her dissection|
Shannon Curran, a graduate student in the Modern Human Anatomy Program
at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
, recently completed an en bloc
dissection of the central nervous system along with an extensive portion of the peripheral nervous system from a human cadaver donor. "It's pretty amazing," said Assistant Professor Maureen Stabio
"There are only a
handful of these prosections in the world ... We are so lucky to have such talented
and ambitious students on our campus."
Curran, who is known among students and faculty as a preternaturally efficient prosector, completed the dissection in under 100 hours. Further detailed work is planned on the specimen, including dissection of the extraocular muscles away from the eyeballs while maintaining their connection to the brain. Discussion is underway about loaning the specimen to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
for community health education.
|CNS en bloc dissection with extensive portion of PNS|
|Connection to the eyeballs is maintained, with plans to dissect away extraocular muscles|
|Detail showing maintained connection with digital nerves of the left hand|
Very informative and interesting
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