Human Biology has long been a part of the RIT curriculum—students have majored in biology since 1967 and have been taking general electives in the field long before that. While human bio lectures are important opportunities for students and professors to discuss the anatomy of our bodies, the labs allow students to see things for themselves in real life and have the hands on learning that RIT prides itself in. There is a lot of benefit to seeing something in person in addition to reading about it in a textbook. You can’t get more “hands-on” than holding organs in your palms! In the picture on the left we see students and a professor examining a human brain, which made it easier to visualize its parts and what their functions. Todday, professor Michelle Lennox shows students healthy and unhealthy lungs, demonstrating the impact that smoking and other external factors can have internally.