Algevis P Wrench, Ph.D.

Affiliate Assistant Professor

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

Dr. Wrench received her Bachelor 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 focus on medical education, epidemiology of parasitic diseases that affect those underrepresented in medicine and bringing awareness and mitigation strategies about the imposter phenomenon in academic medicine.

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 spinning.