Zorica Scuric, Ph.D. (Teaching Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab in Fall 2022)
Zorica Scuric, Ph.D. is an experienced researcher and educator who recently relocated to Ft. Lauderdale from Los Angeles and has joined the Department of Biological Sciences team. She came to the United States from the University of Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine, Gene Therapy Program in Los Angeles. She obtained her Ph.D. from University of Belgrade in1998, and her Ph.D. thesis was entitled: “New member of aldose reductase family proteins overexpressed in human hepatocellular carcinoma” (1998). While in Los Angeles, Zorica completed two postdoctoral trainings: first, at Martin Luther King Hospital / Charles R. Drew University and the second at the Department of Pathology, at University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. Dr. Scuric holds a certification in Advancement of Undergraduate Course Development and Educational Leadership as well as the specialization in Small Group Problem Based Learning for Medical Students. She is a National Academies Education Scholar with expertise in education assessments. Dr. Scuric developed and coordinated courses in a broad range of STEM topics at Santa Monica College, Touro College and UCLA Extension for undergraduates, graduate, and medical students.
Dr. Scuric’s motto is that teaching must become mentoring in which she thrives to help students to be prepared for the next phase of their academic lives!