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Sumera Ackbarali, M.S.
Michael Bill, MS

Michael Bill, MS (Barry University), has been associated with the School of Natural & Health Sciences for over ten years as a student, teaching assistant, and professor.His specialty is teaching undergraduate human anatomy and physiology to both biology majors and non-majors. In addition, he has also taught undergraduate histology lab, as well as graduate histology lab and graduate gross anatomy lab. He is the faculty advisor to Barry's chapter of the American Medical Student Association, which aids students in preparing for and gaining acceptance to medical school. Mr. Bill, a native of western Pennsylvania, received his B.S. from Saint Vincent College and is currently studying for his Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Nova Southeastern University.
Stephanie Bingham, Ph.D.

Stephanie Bingham, PhD: (University of Missouri-Columbia), Assistant Professor, 2008-present.Dr. Bingham is a MBRS/MIRT Barry alum (1997). Her dissertation focused on understanding some of the mechanisms underlying hindbrain development in zebrafish, specifically, motor neuron migration. She comes to Barry following post-doctoral training at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she examined the role of phosphatases in axon outgrowth and guidance.
Stephanie Bingham, Ph.D.
Lianor Breton, M.S., M.T.
Gil Ellis, M.S.

Gil Ellis, MS (Northeastern University), has spent over thirty years teaching secondary school, community college, and university biological sciences. His specialty is teaching undergraduate physiology, and his present focus is on teaching physiology and graduate histology labs. He is most interested in cardiovascular physiology with an emphasis on cardiac electro physiology. Gil is currently studying for his doctorate degree in Higher Education at Nova Southeastern University.
Christoph Hengartner, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Biology
PhD in Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
Joined Barry: August 2005

Dr. Hengartner’s research focuses on the pseudorabies virus (PRV), a veterinary herpesvirus related to human herpes viruses such as the viruses causing chicken pox or cold sores.

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Christoph Hengartner

Dr. Ana M Jimenez
Dr. Ana M Jimenez received her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Miami in 2000, where she focused her research on the genetic effects of age-related and noise-induced hearing loss in mice by using distortion product otoacoustic emissions (DPOAEs).She currently holds an Associate Professor of Biology position at Barry University. Her teaching experience includes over 20 different courses at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Undergraduate courses taught include Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Biological Foundations, and Senior Seminar, including laboratories. Graduate courses taught include Human Physiology and Neuroanatomy lab.Her research interest includes the effects of aging on sensory systems, specializing in hearing and more recently on tactile mechanoreceptors.She currently (2013) serves the Florida Academy of Sciences as the chair of the Medical Sciences section, and is a Faculty Senator (2012-present) representing Arts and Sciences Faculty.

Ana Jimenez
Gerhild Packert, Ph.D.

Professor Gerhild Packert obtained her Ph.D from the University of South Florida in 1995. She joined the ranks of the full time faculty at Barry University School of Natural and Health Sciences in 1997 and teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate classes. Dr Packert is the Associate Dean, of the College of Health Sciences and the Program Director for several Allied Health Professions Programs. Despite her numerous administrative duties, Dr Packert has retained an active research interest in the fields of genetics and microbiology. She was a recent receipt of a DARPA grant and previously has received awards from NIH, EPA, NSF, NOA, DOD. Dr Packert is an active member of a variety of scientific research societies including the National Society of Histology, Florida Academy of Sciences, The Genetics Society of America and the Society of Developmental Biology and is the author of over 30 peer-reviewed articles/abstracts.
Gerhild Packert
Brenda Schoffstall, Ph.D.
Graham P. Shaw, Ph.D.

Professor Graham P. Shaw Ph.D. is a full time faculty member in the College of Health Sciences at Barry University, Florida. He received his Ph.D. from Aston University, Birmingham U.K. and taught at the University of North London and the California College of Podiatric Medicine prior to joining the faculty at Barry. Dr. Shaw is a member of the Society for General Microbiology and the British Society of Gastroenterology. He has an active research interest in the role of Helicobacter pylori in peptic ulcer relapse and the impact of technology on education. He has published 40 articles/abstracts in peer-reviewed journals and presented his research at international conferences in the United States and the United Kingdom. Dr Shaw is the Program Director for the Medical Biotechnology MS.
Graham P. Shaw
Evelio Velis, M.D., Ph.D.
Evelio Velis, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Master's program in Health Services Administration (MS/HSA) and the MS/HSA-MPH dual degree program at Barry University. He is an Associate professor teaching Managerial Epidemiology, Advanced Quantitative Methods of Inquiry, Applied Biostatistics and Research Methods for various programs in the College of Health Sciences. Dr. Velis is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research findings pertaining to health disparities, diversity and social justice, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, homicide, and other health-related events at national and international conferences for many years. Dr. Velis has been honored with the "Apple Award for Leading Educators" in recognition of his contribution to the students of Barry University. He is a member of the Upsilon Phi Delta national honor society and an active member of the Inter-American College of Physicians and Surgeons, American Public Health Association (APHA), the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), American College of Health Care Executives, South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum (SFHCEF), and American Statistical Association.
Evelio Velis

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