Edward L. Orr, PhD

Edward L. Orr

Office: Barry University, Hollywood Campus, Room 5B
Phone: 305-899-3680


Edward L. Orr, PhD, earned his doctorate in zoology at The University of California, Berkeley, California.


Dr. Orr did post-doctoral research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He first did research at the Waisman Center on Mental Retardation and Human Development and then subsequently at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. He also did post-doctoral research at the Dight Institute for Human Genetics at the University of Minnesota before joining the faculty in the Department of Anatomy at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, from which he retired (after 24 years) as a tenured Associate Professor. After short stints on the faculties of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and Texas Women’s University, he joined the Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program at Barry University as an Associate Professor where he currently teaches neuroanatomy and histology and cell biology.


Dr. Orr has published over 22 peer-reviewed papers on his research relating to the neurochemistry of histamine in the central nervous system (CNS) and on the significance and role of CNS-associated mast cells in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (an animal model of multiple sclerosis) and in head trauma.