Dr. Nizar Handzic
Holds B.S. Degree in Zoology from Northeastern Illinois University and Ph.D. in Anatomy and Physiology from Michigan State University. Dr. Handzic is fluent in five languages and has given guest lectures internationally at a number of institutions of higher learning most notably University of Hamburg and University of Milan. He is a recipient of the prestigious Scientific American Award for Outstanding Achievements in Education. Dr. Handzic active research is intimately associated with the conservation of biodiversity. His current research involves the phylogenetic reconstruction of the endangered Sedum integrifoliumusing ITS markers. In his spare time, Dr. Handzic loves exploring many of the wonderful opportunities that Chicago has to offer from walking in the parks to relaxing at the beaches. Dr. Handzic has taught in the past at Loyola University, but his top priority remains working with the rest of the remarkably talented team helping students exceed their academic potential at the East West University.