BioSkills Laboratory

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Our Medical Training Facility

The Biomedical Sciences Research and Education Laboratory (BSREL), or “BioSkills Laboratory”, is a state-of-the-art facility in the Center for Anatomical Sciences which promotes anatomy education, biomedical research, and community outreach at the UNT Health Science Center. In this facility we can host bioskills labs, cadaver labs, or wet labs.

Clinicians, residents, and medical students in the North Texas area use the facility for clinical training/workshops to learn both basic and complex surgical techniques.

With the ability to accommodate up to 50 individuals at 6 separate workstations, the BioSkills Laboratory provides an ideal setting for guided training in clinical procedures ranging from introductory suture clinics for students to intricate surgical procedures for practicing physicians.

If needed, larger lab space is available in our Anatomy Lab. This lab has the ability to hold over 300 attendees.


CAS faculty and graduate students in the Structural Anatomy PhD Program at UNTHSC use the BioSkills Laboratory to conduct innovative anatomy-based research.

The well-equipped Bioskills Laboratory supports a wide spectrum of research in the anatomical sciences, including investigations of human variation, biomechanics, neuroscience, applied anatomy (development of clinical protocols and devices), and anatomy-focused educational pedagogy, as well as surgical simulation.

Services we provide:

  • Human tissue customized to the clients request
  • Serology testing is performed and results are supplied to the client.
  • A complete medical and social history of the donor with each human tissue specimen.
  • CT Scans
  • X-ray
  • C-arm
  • Meeting spaces and class rooms

Donor Tissue to UNT Health Science Center is registered through the Texas State Anatomical Board. The mission of the Anatomical Board is to facilitate the distribution of deceased human remains for the purpose of teaching and research. In doing so, the Board protects the interests of donors and their families by requiring that only authorized educational and medical institutions receive human remains, and that the remains are treated with dignity and respect.

For more information on the State Anatomical Board, visit their website at

Interested in the Bioskills Laboratory?

For information about reserving the Bioskills Laboratory for education, research, or outreach purposes please contact Lezlie Kurtz at 817-735-2047 or email us at


This page was last modified on October 30, 2019