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Roller, Barbra A., PH.D.

Title: Administrative Director for the Graduate Certificate Program; Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Associate Professor, Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology

Office: AHC2 664

Phone: 305-348-7289


Department(s): Academic Affairs

Highly recognized for her student advising as well as her innovative teaching, Dr. Roller was the founding Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and is now the Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs of the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.

Dr. Roller grew up in Manhattan, attended the Bronx High School of Science and graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University, with a bachelor's degree in Biology. She subsequently earned her Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, where her research in cell physiology concentrated on membrane transport mechanisms and changes in virally infected cells.

She continued her research and teaching while completing post-doctoral fellowships in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine as well as in the Department of Human Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine.

Dr. Roller has been at FIU since 1994, as a faculty member in the Department of Biological Sciences, as the Director of the Pre-Health Professions Advising Center in the College of Arts and Sciences and as an Assistant Professor and now Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology of the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She is also the Administrative Director of the Graduate Certificate in Molecular and Biomedicine Sciences. She has won several FIU Faculty Senate awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Excellence in Undergraduate Advising, and is an active member of many University and College committees.