State University is located in East Lansing, Michigan, a short
distance from the State Capitol in Lansing, MI. While administered
by the Department of Anatomy in the Colleges of Human, Osteopathic
and Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University, the Michigan
State Brain Collection is housed in the College of Natural Science,
in Room 3 of the Natural Science Building, adjacent to the departments
of Zoology and Geology. It is the home of 156 brain specimens,
with special emp hasis on marsupial mammals. As at Wisconsin,
the brain sections (97,000) are in metal and wooden boxes on shelves
in the Brain Collection Room.
Viewers here have access on site to microscopes and enlargers
for viewing histological details of these specimens, and computer
facilities for accessing images from and data about the collectons.
Digital and film photographic facilities are also available. A
histological and darkroom facility is associated with the Michigan
State Collection, in Room 1 of the Natural Science Building.
who wish to visit the Michigan State Brain Collection can arrange
for a visit ahead of time with John
Irwin Johnson (517-353-3852
or U.S. mail at Anatomy Department, A515 East
Fee Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1316).