R. John Cork, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology & Anatomy

DIrector Clinical Anatomy Graduate Program

DIrector Computer Imaging Laboratory (CIL)

Coordinator of the PARTS (Promoting Anatomy Research, Teaching and Scholarship) working group

1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-7177
Fax: (504) 568-4392

jcork@lsuhsc.edu

Virtual Human Embryo
Nursing Anatomy 
Comparative Atlas of Vertebrate Embryology (CAVE)
Interactive Atlas of the Human Skeleton (IAHS)

Degrees

BSc Biophysics - 1976
University of Leeds, UK

PhD Biophysics - 1980
University of Leeds, UK

Bio

Research

Dr. Cork is interested in digital imaging and 3-D reconstruction. From 2000 to 2012 he collaborated with Dr. Ray Gasser on the Virtual Human Embryo Project. where he developed software for the display of human embryo serial sections on CDs and DVDs and reconstructed embryos from all 23 Carnegie stages. Animations and 3D reconstructions are collected together on the HEIRLOOM website, which aims to increase the educational and research value of the Carnegie collection of serially sectioned human embryos (http://virtualhumanembryo.lsuhsc.edu).

 

Teaching Activities

HLSC 2412 (Fall & Spring) - Human Anatomy (Nursing); Course Director
ANAT 285 - Digital Multimedia Techniques; Course Director
 

 

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

Program Director for the Clinical Anatomy Graduate Program
Chair of PARTS working group

Selected Publications

Rae, Guenevere, Cork, R. John, Karpinski, Aryn C., and William Swartz (2016) How the Integration of Pathology in the Gross Anatomy Laboratory Affects Medical Students. Teaching and Learning in Medicine17:1-8

 

Rae, Guenevere, Cork, R. John, Karpinski, Aryn C., and William Swartz (2016) The integration of brain dissection within the medical neuroscience laboratory enhances learning. Anat. Sci. Education9(6):565-574

 

Raymond F. Gasser, R. John Cork, Brian J. Stillwell, and David T. McWilliams (2014) Rebirth of Human Embryology. Developmental Dynamics 243:621-628

 

Cork, R.J., Gasser, R.F., et al. (2006) Digitally Reproduced Embryonic Morphology: Stages 1-4. Available on CD-ROM (CD-014-1-4-01). Computer Imaging Laboratory, Cell Biology & Anatomy, LSUHSC, New Orleans.

 

Cork, R.J., Gasser, R.F., et al. (2005) Digitally Reproduced Embryonic Morphology: Stage 5. Available on DVD-ROM (DVD-007-5-01). Computer Imaging Laboratory, Cell Biology & Anatomy, LSUHSC, New Orleans.

 

Cork, R.J., Gasser , R.F., et al. (2004) Digitally Reproduced Embryonic Morphology: Stages 6-8. Available on DVD-ROM (DVD-006-6-8-01). Computer Imaging Laboratory, Cell Biology & Anatomy, LSUHSC, New Orleans.

 

Cork, R.J. et. al. (2003) Human Embryo Imaging and Reconstruction, Library Of Online Media. URL: http://virtualhumanembryo.lsuhsc.edu/HEIRLOOM/heirloom.htm

 

Cork, R.J., Gasser, R.F., et al. (2003) Digitally Reproduced Embryonic Morphology: Stages 9-11. Available on DVD-ROM (DVD-5-005-9-01). Computer Imaging Laboratory, Cell Biology & Anatomy, LSUHSC, New Orleans.

 

Cork, R.J., Namkung, Y., Shin, H-S, and Mize, R.R., Development of the visual pathway is disrupted in mice with a targeted disruption of the calcium channel 3-subunit gene., J. Comp. Neurol. 440:177-191, 2001.

 

Cork, R.J., Calhoun, T., Perrone, M., and Mize, R.R., Postnatal development of nitric oxide synthase expression in the mouse superior colliculus., J. Comp. Neurol 427:581-592, 2000.

 

Cork , R.J., Baber, S.Z., and Mize, R.R. (1998) Calbindin and parvalbumin form complementary patterns in the rat superior colliculus. J. Comp. Neurol. 394, 205-217.

 

Cork , R.J., and Robinson, K.R. (1994) Second messenger signaling during hormone-induced Xenopus oocyte maturation. Zygote2, 289-299.