Faculty & Staff - Biology

The Department of Biology includes faculty and staff from Biology, Radiation Science, Radiation Therapy, and Medical Dosimetry. Our faculty and staff are here to help the Suffolk University community as a whole—students should contact their professors and administrators to address questions and concerns.

The department is located on the 7th floor of the Samia Academic Center. The office is open Mondays - Fridays 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Contact us by phone at 617-573-8246.

Full-Time Faculty

Eric Dewar
Associate Professor & Interim Department Chair

Atosa Ahmadi

Peter R. Burn

Amanda Claes
Instructor, Clinical Coordinator for Radiation Science & Therapy

Arup Dey

Eric De Waal

Eugenia Gold 
Assistant Professor 

Nadine Lysiak
Assistant Professor

Jessica Mak
Instructor, Program Director for Radiation Science & Therapy

Lauren Nolfo-Clements
Professor & Interim Associate Dean

Jacky Nyamwanda
Instructor, Graduate Program Director for Medical Dosimetry

Annette McGehee
Assistant Professor

Carl L. Merrill III
Associate Professor

Maghnus O'Seaghdha
Assistant Professor

Celeste N. Peterson
Associate Professor

Emeritus Professors

Bernice Martin
Associate Professor Emerita

Beatrice L. Snow
Professor Emerita

Thomas J.L. Trott
Associate Professor Emeritus

Part-Time Faculty

Part-time faculty may be reached at 617-573-8246. The part-time faculty office is located in the Samia Academic Center, Room 621.


Julia Hincman-Francavilla

Radiation Science, Radiation Therapy & Medical Dosimetry

Pantea Ahmadi
MS, Long Island University
BS, Suffolk University

Mandar Bhagwat
PhD, Kent State University
MSc, Shivaji University
BSc, Shivaji University

Kathy Bruce
Senior Lecturer
MBA, Simmons University

Ryan Connolly
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Suffolk University
BS, Suffolk University

Chris Cotter
PhD, University of Massachusetts Lowell
MS, University of Massachusetts Lowell
BS, Northeastern University

Gwendolyn Deger
Lab Lecturer
MS, University of Massachusetts Boston
BS, Grinnell College

Michael Kirk
PhD, Brandeis University
MA, Brandeis University
BS, Santa Clara University

Francesca Little
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Suffolk University
BS, Suffolk University

Brian Napolitano
MHL, Brown University
BS, Binghamton University

Adam Schwartz
Lab Lecturer
MS, University of Wisconsin Lacrosse
BS, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

Jennifer Stinchfield
PSM (Professional Science Masters), University of Massachusetts Lowell
BS, Suffolk University

Veneta Tountcheva
Lecturer, PhD, RT(R)
PhD, Sofia University
MSc, Sofia University

Administrative Services Team

The administrative services team supports the following departments:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Physics

Melissa Muchmore
Administrative Services Manager
Office: Samia Academic Center, 6th Floor

Ollie Brocard
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 7th Floor

Courtney Carrabino
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 8th Floor

Anita Cheung
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 5th Floor