Physiology

Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience

Virginia De Frías, PhD

vdefriasphd@xusom.com

Dr. Virginia De Frías received her Bachelor’s in Science with a major in Bio Chemistry in 1986, and in  1999 she received her PhD in Basic Science with a focus in Pharmacology, from Universidad Central de Venezuela. From 1999 to 2018 she was a professor of physiology to undergraduate students at Universidad Central de Venezuela. She has also been a professor of Pharmacology in post graduate studies at Central University of Venezuela from 2002 – 2018. She was also the Professor of Neuroscience to students in the Residency programs of Neurology and Psychiatry from 2005 – 2013.

Dean of Pre-med Program

Kevin Pawlak,PhD

kpawlakphd@xusom.com

Dr. Kevin Pawlak received his Ph.D in Biology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He was nominated for a Teaching Assistant award twice, first in 2005 and again in 2006. He has numerous publications and has given many presentations, and has served as a supervisor to many students.

Chair of Curriculum Committee, Associate Professor of Physiology

Gopikumar Shivaramaiah,MBBS, MD

gshivaramaiahmd@xusom.com

Dr. Kumar earned his M.B.B.S. from Bangalore Medical College in Bengaluru. Following that, he received his M.D. in Physiology from Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital. He is a life member of two scientific organizations: Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPI) and Indian Medical Association (IMA).
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