Case Western Reserve University is a major research institution with unparalleled resources for conducting research in the biological sciences. Individual faculty have fully equipped laboratories that are supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other funded research programs.
Anatomy faculty labs are close to the departments of Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, and the basic and clinical science departments of the medical and dental schools.
The basic science laboratories of University Hospitals are housed within the same complex, and the Veterans Administration Hospital and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH). Case Western Reserve University and the CMNH together have exceptional facilities for conducting research in human biology, comparative anatomy, and paleontology.
The CWRU School of Dental Medicine houses the Bolton-Brush Collection, one of the world's largest longitudinal databases of human growth and development. The CMNH curates the Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection, an extensively documented collection and the Johns Hopkins Human Fetal Skeleton Collection, a large and diverse collections of non-human vertebrate and invertebrate paleontological and zoological materials.