Brenda Schoffstall, Ph.D.

Brenda Schoffstall, PhD

Chair of the Biology Department

Contact Information

Office: Siena Building 337
Telephone: 305-899-4004
Research Lab Website:

Brenda Schoffstall, PhD (Florida State University, Molecular Biophysics) is a professor and Chair of Barry University’s Department of Biology. Her current research program at Barry focuses on the study of wound healing and biofilm eradication using a zebrafish model. She and her undergraduate research team use microbiological techniques to study the formation of biofilm infections in wounds, and the possible applications of natural treatments to break down biofilm. Dr. Schoffstall is passionate about training students to love scientific research as a career and typically has a group of two to four undergraduate student researchers working in her lab each semester. Prior to coming to Barry University in 2007, Dr. Schoffstall held a post-doctoral position at Florida State University at the Institute of Molecular Biophysics and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee.

To view Dr. Schoffstall’s Research Lab webpage, visit: