Faculty Spotlight: Meet Biology Professor Bré Minniefield

Staff Report

Florida State University Panama City is pleased to welcome new faculty member Bré Minniefield, who will begin teaching biology courses at FSU Panama City in the Fall 2022 semester.

Minniefield is a biomedical scientist trained in genomics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and general biology. She received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2021.

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, she has traveled to the Sunshine State to continue her passions in biological research and teaching. 

Her vast biology background includes everything from conducting bat surveys in West Virginia to using bioinformatics to research key genetic links to common/chronic diseases. Throughout her research career, Minniefield’s enthusiasm for teaching biology is her purpose. She is passionate about making biology accessible and intriguing to students. Minniefield wants to use fruit flies and bioinformatics to engage students in the subject. 

When Minniefield is not in the classroom or behind her computer, she enjoys mentoring students through academia and life, presenting meaningful public health information to the local community, and doing anything outside with her fiancé, grandmother, and two cats (Muriale and wild-Rudy).