Philip Brauer

Creighton University School of Medicine

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Creighton University School of Medicine


Philip Brauer, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, NE. He earned his BS in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1977 and earned his Ph.D. in 1985 from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI. He did a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Structure at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, IL and then later served as an Instructor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. He joined the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Creighton University 1990 and was promoted to Professor in 2008.

Dr. Brauer has received research grants from agencies including the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association-National, and the Health Futures Foundation. He has served as a co-investigator on several National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health grants. He has organized symposia for professional organizations, published his research in peer-reviewed journals, served as a peer reviewer for National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and several science journals. He also serves on the Editorial Board and Board of Reviewers for the journals, Developmental Dynamics and Anatomical Record.

Dr. Brauer teaches gross anatomy, histology, human embryology and developmental biology to nursing, pre-professional health care students, and medical students. His research interests are in the area cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions during embryonic development particularly as related to neural crest cells and their role in craniofacial and cardiac development. He has authored a review textbook on human embryology and is co-author of Larsen's Human Embryology textbook.