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

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
Associate 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 

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

Ivan Buzurovic
PhD, University of Belgrade
MSc, University of Belgrade
BSc, University of Belgrade

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

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

Kira Grogg
PhD, University of Wisconsin
BS, Carleton College

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

Department Staff

Crystal Stancell
Clinical Coordinator, Medical Dosimetry

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

Nate Stewart
Administrative Coordinator
Office: Samia Academic Center, 5th Floor