Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Bringing innovation and community together to advance animal and human health
Associate Dean, Graduate Education
Professor (Microscopic Anatomy)
Comparative Biology and Experimental Medicine (CBEM)
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Dr. Matyas came to UCVM from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. He graduated from Cornell University in 1978 with an A.B. in biology. Dr. Matyas went on to study for his M.Sc. at Cornell before coming to the U of C for his Ph.D. under Dr. Cy Frank.
VETM320 Anatomy & Histology
VETM300 Professional Skills
VETM305 Clinical Skills (Microscopy)
VETM601 Professional Skills (graduate students)
Dr. Matyas’ research focuses on joint tissue biomechanics and the causes and treatments of degenerative joint disease. This includes comparative animal models of joint injury and repair, contribution of stem cells to skeletal healing, functional imaging of connective tissues (cartilage, bone, intervertebral disc) and stereology of connective tissues. Dr. Matyas also has an interest in chronic joint pain.
Dragana Ponjevic, MSc.
Ganesh Swamy, MD
Nicole Rosin, PhD