Co-Founder/Director of Education/Lead Dissector/Anatomist/MPA-C
Jonathan found his love for teaching in 2008 while attaining his degree in Health Promotion and Education at the University of Utah. During his pre-medical coursework, he took an anatomy course from Professor Mark Nielsen. He was asked to be one of Professor Nielsen’s teaching assistants and immediately fell in love with teaching and learning about the human body. During his time at the University of Utah, Jonathan spent many hours in the cadaver lab receiving training in teaching and dissection. Since that time Jonathan has continued to teach anatomy and physiology at multiple schools and the Institute of Human Anatomy. He also has his Masters of Physician Assistant degree and works as a medical provider in Urgent Care. When Jonathan is not teaching, dissecting, or working with patients he enjoys rock climbing, basketball, and traveling.
Mark T Nielsen
Mark Nielsen is a Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Utah and for the past twenty-five years he has taught anatomy and its related subjects to over 20,000 students and has trained 1,000 young anatomists to be teaching assistants in his cadaver lab. In addition to teaching human anatomy in the Department of Biology, he also teaches neuroanatomy, embryology, a human dissection course, and a teaching human anatomy course.
As a celebrated anatomist and anatomy professor, Mark has received the prestigious Presidential Teaching Scholar Award at the University of Utah, is a five-time recipient of the University of Utah Student Choice Award for Outstanding Teacher and Mentor, a two time winner of the Outstanding Teacher in the Physician Assistant Program, recipient of the American Massage Therapy Association Jerome Perlinski Teacher of the Year Award, and a two time recipient of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Mark has authored numerous books and software programs including Principles of Human Anatomy 11th ed. by Tortora and Nielsen; Atlas of Human Anatomy by Nielsen and Miller; Real Anatomy by Nielsen and Miller; Human Anatomy Lecture Manual and Workbook by Nielsen; and Anatomica by Nielsen, et. al. Mark is also a member of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS), and the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI).
In his spare time, Mark likes to travel, hike, dabble in photography, and play with his grandchildren.