Tafline Arbor, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Division of Biomedical Sciences at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Arbor is the Lead Anatomist and the Director of the Anatomy Laboratories at MU-COM. She has extensive experience in pre-clinical osteopathic medical education, human clinical and developmental anatomy instruction, and curricular development. Her teaching interests focus on building an understanding of the body systems in a clinical context and helping students understand the clinical applications of anatomic content. Dr. Arbor’s research on the functional adaptations and phylogenetic relationships of fossil primates and early hominins provides her with a valuable evolutionary and comparative anatomical approach to human clinical anatomy. She is passionate about incorporating interactive and innovative methods in her instruction, such as incorporating ultrasound modules in the anatomy curriculum. Dr. Arbor earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University and her Master of Arts degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She was awarded her doctoral degree in Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.