Algevis P Wrench, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Algevis Wrench joined NSU in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Microbiology in the Division of Medical Education at Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine (NSU MD). During her time in NSU, Dr. Wrench has been teaching microbiology to medical, dental, physician assistant, optometry, and pharmacy students. She also facilitates active learning sessions in PBL, TBL, CBL, and IQ at NSU MD. She serves as a co-course director in the NSU MD Hematology block and as the course director for the Dental Microbiology course in the College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wrench is highly engaged in student mentoring including minorities underrepresented in medicine. She serves as co-advisor for the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), as a medical student advisor, a service learning project mentor, and as a research mentor. As well, she is a member of several university committees.

Dr. Wrench received her Bachelor's of Science degrees in Microbiology and Cell Science, and Animal Science from the University of Florida, where she continued her training to obtain her doctoral degree in Microbiology and Cell Sciences. Her research there involved transcription factors and small molecule interactions and their effect on the regulation of bacterial virulence. Her current research collaborations include projects on medical education, microbiome dysbiosis, host-pathogen interactions, epidemiology of neglected parasitic infections, and effects and mitigation of pandemics in the elderly and Hispanic populations.

Dr. Wrench was born and raised in Venezuela and moved to Florida while in her junior year of high school. She has a supportive husband, a bright son and joyful daughter. She enjoys hiking, biking, yoga, and Crossfit.