J. Matthew Velkey
University of Michigan
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
3260 Basic Sciences Research Building
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Phone:  734-615-7118
Fax:  734-615-8191

Ph.D. in Cell & Developmental Biology,  2005
The University of Michigan
M.S. in Anatomy,  2000
The University of Mississippi Medical Center
B.A. in English, summa cum laude, 1995
Millsaps College
B.S. in Biology, summa cum laude, 1995
Millsaps College


Above: Matt and wife, Dr. Susan Johnson, ON THE FIELD at Michigan Stadium during pre-game warmups at the 2006 Iowa vs. Michigan game --this was one of the many things we got to enjoy as winners of the 2006 University of Michigan Alumni Association's "Football Fantasy."

Current Interests/Activities

Course director and instructor (and webmaster) for Medical Histology, Dental Histology, and Graduate Histology courses at the University of Michigan. Check out the medical course website at: http://www.med.umich.edu/histology. Lecturer in Medical Embryology and Graduate Developmental Biology courses. Collaborative research in Dr. Sue O'Shea's lab focusing on embryonic and neural stem cell biology.

Previous Teaching Activities

  • Graduate and Professional: Medical Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroanatomy
  • Undergraduate:  Electron Microscopy, Introductory Cell Biology, Zoology, and Botany
  • Secondary:  Advanced Placement Biology and General Biology

Professional Memberships

Some Anatomy and Developmental Biology Links  
Online laboratory manual with links to virtual microscope slides and electron micrographs
Gold Standard Media
Lots of multimedia medical education material
University of Michigan Visible Human Website
Currently has head and pelvis slices (coronal, saggital, and transverse) from the Visible Female data set.
National Library of Medicine Visible Human Project
THE central stepping stone to visible human web pages.
National Library of Medicine Visible Embryo Project Website
The project is underway; expected completion is Sept 2002.

Page Authored by J. Matthew Velkey
Last Updated on 07/18/07