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Dongmei Cui, MD (hon), PhD

Dongmei Cui.jpgAssociate Professor
Office: N710-A
(601) 984-1659; fax: (601) 984-1655
Lab: N711


  • MS - University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS, 2004, 
  • MD (hon.) - Kunming Medical University, 2011
  • PhD - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2015, Clinical Anatomy 

Research interests

  • Computer-generated 3D virtual models for anatomy education
  • Visualization of computed tomography angiography stereoscopic vascular models
  • Evaluation of 3D teaching tool in classroom setting for anatomy education

Current research

The long-term goal of the Clinical Anatomy Research and Scholarship Laboratory (3D virtual Anatomy Lab -N711) is to develop new innovative teaching tools that enhance the acquisition of anatomical knowledge and its clinical applications in medicine, dentistry, nursing and other health science fields.

We have established a virtual anatomy laboratory for creating 3D virtual stereoscopic models. Using Amira software, the models we created can be presented and displayed through a stereoscopic projection system. This stereoscopic projection system is consisted of a silver screen and two high-definition projectors. Students wear polarized 3D glasses and sit in a small theater-like classroom with a dark or dimly lighted background. Our reconstructed 3D virtual models can be rotated 360 degrees in all axes, and can be zoomed in and zoomed out. Structures presented in the stereoscopic 3D mode appear floating in the center of the room in front of the viewers, similar to watching a 3D movie in a theater.

Published books

histology20text.jpgAtlas of Histology with Functional and Clinical Correlationsspanish.jpgHistología con correlaciones funcionales y clínicas
(Spanish edition)
italian20resample.jpg(Italian edition)online-cover_.jpgHistology Flash Cards with Clinical Correlation

Current publications

*In last four years

Peer-review articles

  • Cui, D., Lynch, J.C., Smith, A.D., Wilson, T.D., and Lehman M.N. 2015. Stereoscopic vascular models of the head and neck: a CT angiography (CTA) visualization. Anatomical Sciences Education, Article first published online: 30 APR 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ase.1537
  • Cui, D., Wilson, TD., Robin W.R., Michael N.L., and Lynch J.C. Evaluation of the Effectiveness of 3D Vascular Stereoscopic Models in Anatomy Instruction for First Year Medical Students. Anat Sci Educ 10:34–45, 2017. DOI: 10.1002/ase.1626 PMID: 27273896  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ase.1626/epdf
  • Chen, J., Smith, AD., Khan, MA., Sinning AR., Conway ML and Cui, D. Visualization of Stereoscopic Anatomic Models of the Paranasal Sinuses and Cervical Vertebrae from the Surgical and Procedural Perspective. Submitted to Anatomical Sciences Education November 2017 Article ID: ASE1702; Article DOI: 10.1002/ase.1702. (senior author)

Selected abstracts

  • Chen, J., Pavlov, A.K., Smith, A.D., Sinning, A.R., Conway, M.L., and Cui, D. Creating 3D Virtual Models from CT and MRI for Anatomy Education. FASEB J April 2014 28:923.2
  • Pavlov, A.K., Chen, J., Yang, T., Lynch, J.C., and, Cui, D. Using the Amira software to Reconstruct a 3D Kidney Model. FASEB J. April 2014 28:LB25
  • Cui, D., Chen, J., Marchant, T.C., Mccarty, J.T., Thaggard, A.L., and Smith, A.D. Building 3D Virtual Models of Common Anatomic Variants and Pathologic Conditions of the Head and Neck for Teaching Clinical Anatomy. Annals of anatomy. 2014; Volume 196:17
  • Cui, D., Smith, A.D., Lynch, J.C., and Lehman, M.N. Creating 3D Virtual Anatomic Models of Vasculature and Skull from Computed Tomography Arteriograms. FASEB J April 2015 29:692.11