Natural and Health Science Day

Great strides are made in science every day.  You have a chance to see how it is done.  Learn and investigate the anatomy of the brain by actually dissecting a human brain! See your own brain waves in an Electroencephalogram (EEG).  Investigate the specificity of the immune system that protects against life threatening diseases. These are the activities you will have a chance to join during your visit to the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Parkside.



Dr. Barber and Mr. Bachochin (Student)

Dr. Robert Barber is an associate professor of Biological Sciences, with a research focus on the application of genetic, biochemical, and informatics strategies to understand evolutionary relationships. 


Dr. Higgs and Ms. Dandan (student)

Dr. David Higgs is a molecular biologist with expertise and research interests in regulated gene expression for eukaryotic organisms in response to internal cellular and external environmental factors. He works primarily with the single-celled green alga Chlamydomonas to investigate RNA stability and how this impacts regulated gene expression related to photosynthesis.


Dr. Bennett and Ms. Gonzalez (student)

John Bennett teaches Biology at all ranges from from introductory level to advanced. His areas of expertise are in Microbiology where he is excited about subjects related to pathogens. John looks to identify learning obstacles that cause students to struggle. Following this perspective, John has worked to help students who have difficulty with math develop some comfort while addressing biological topics that require quantitative and arithmatic components.


Dr. Kandel and Mr. Arndt (student)

Dr. Hom Kandel is an Assistant Professor of Applied Physics. Prior to coming to the Parkside, Dr. Kandel was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (the largest and the highest-powered magnet laboratory in the world) where he developed novel electrical insulation materials for high field superconductor magnet technology. Dr. Kandel embraces the latest teaching-learning methods and instructional aides as directed by the Physics education research and is always looking for innovative ways to more fully involve students in teaching-learning process. 


Dr. Melissa Gregg 
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Psychology

Dr. Gregg earned her Ph.D. in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from the State University of New York, Stony Brook in 2010. She completed a postdoctoral research position in the Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Dr. Bryan Lewis
Assistant to the Dean of College of Natural and Health Sciences  
Health Related Professions

Dr. Lewis received his PH.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently serves as the Assistant to the Dean for Health Related Professions and the Director for the Pre-Health Program and Center for Health Sciences. He has a passion for student education and student development, particularly as it relates to health related careers.


Dr. Frannie Mann
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Mann is interested in the mechanisms by which microbes interact with their chemical environment by synthesizing or transforming chemical stimuli. Microbial synthesis of natural products is an evolutionary response to chemical stimuli, and I study the evolution and regulation of the enzymatic machinery within the pathway. Conversely, microbial transformation of natural products to reduce toxicity or produce novel products is the alternate mechanism by which microbes remodel their chemical surroundings.


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