Applied Anatomical Research Center

  • Skulls lined up
  • Skeleton laying on a table

Welcome to AARC

The Applied Anatomical Research Center (AARC) is a willed-body donor center that opened in 2009. Within the center are four research divisions; the Outdoor Research laboratory, the Anthropology laboratory, the AARC Skeletal Collection, and the Soft Tissue and Skeletal Trauma Laboratory. The center focuses on interdisciplinary anatomical studies on human bodies and the application of those studies to the medico-legal and science communities. Research conducted at the center includes studies in anthropology, biology, biomedicine, chemistry, forensics, and medicines.