Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience

Virginia De Frías, PhD

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

Dr. Kevin Pawlak received his PhD 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, 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

Dr. Kumar earned his MBBS from Bangalore Medical College in Bengaluru. Following that, he received his MD 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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