Judith Venuti, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Foundational Medical Studies

Judith Venuti

Dr. Venuti joined Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine in 2011, and in 2012, she was appointed Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences, the former name of the Department of Foundational Medical Studies. She oversees the Embryology curriculum for the M1-M2 students and is Co-director of the Reproductive Systems course. She is also Chair of the Curriculum Committee and the Faculty Awards Committee and serves as a member of the M1/M2 Curriculum Subcommittee.

Prior to joining OUWB, Dr. Venuti was an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy at Louisiana State University’s Health Sciences Center in New Orleans and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in New York. 

Dr. Venuti is a Fellow of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA) and serves as AAA Annual Meeting Program Co-chair, and as a member of the AAA Board of Directors and AAA Educational Outreach Committee. She is also dedicated to community outreach and serves as Co-chair of the Developmental Biology Program for the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. While at LSUHSC she was Faculty Advisor and Coordinator of the LSUHSC New Orleans Public Schools Science Partnership. She is also a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists, International Association of Medical Science Educators, Society for Developmental Biology and the Corporation of the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole.

Dr. Venuti’s research has focused on signaling pathways that pattern the early embryo and on molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle development. She has also been involved in the development of 3D reconstructions of the Visible Human and helped develop interactive tools for teaching human anatomy. Dr.Venuti has taught in the Anatomical Sciences for more than 17 years and has received several ‘Excellence in Teaching’ awards. Her teaching experience has included: Clinical Anatomy, Human Prenatal Anatomy (Embryology), Developmental Biology, Cell and Molecular Biology and Allied Health Human Anatomy (as Course Director).

Contact Information:

Office: 461 O'Dowd Hall 
Phone: 248-370-3642
Email: venuti@oakland.edu


Embryology, human anatomy, cell and molecular biology


Ph.D., Anatomical Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo
B.S. and M.S., Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA