Core Team

MozdziakDr. Paul Mozdziak
Paul Mozdziak is currently Professor and the Director of the Graduate Physiology Program at North Carolina State University. Dr. Mozdziak holds a B.S. with Honors and Distinction from Cornell University, a MS and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Mozdziak completed post-doctoral training at the University of Wisconsin-Medical School, and he has taught Gross Anatomy to first year medical students at the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University in Prague. Dr. Mozdziak brings over 20 years of experience counseling pre-health students in their quest of professional school admissions.  Dr. Mozdziak currently directs the Summer Study Abroad and Clinical Shadowing trip to Poland.



BohorquezDr. Elaine Bohorquez
Elaine Bohórquez is a native of New York where she obtained her B.S. in biological sciences from Cornell University.  She moved to North Carolina to pursue her graduate degrees with the goal of continuing in academia as a professor at the university level.  In 2006, Elaine completed her M.S. in physiology at NC State, researching avian influenza.  With a growing interest in global health, she moved to UNC-Chapel Hill for her Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunology where she worked on multidrug resistance in malaria parasites.  During her graduate studies, Elaine sought opportunities to develop her teaching skills and, upon completing her Ph.D., was hired as undergraduate faculty at William Peace University, serving as instructor for upper level molecular biology courses (microbiology, genetics, cell biology, and immunology).  In August 2014, Elaine returned to NC State as a full-time Teaching Assistant Professor for the Physiology Graduate Program and currently teaches the core physiology courses for the Program.


Natasha Dillon, M.Ed., LCMHC-A
Natasha Dillon is a native of Virginia and attended Virginia Commonwealth University, receiving a B.S. in psychology.  Natasha earned her graduate degree in Counselor Education: College Counseling and Student Development from NC State University in 2017. She has worked at NC State University for over twelve years, and has worked with the Physiology Graduate Program for eight years.  She holds more than ten years of admissions experience, with nearly three years dedicated to DVM admissions at the College of Veterinary Medicine at NC State University. Natasha is very familiar with professional degree application processes and is happy to share her knowledge with prospective applicants, students, and program alumni.  She assists the Physiology Program with academic advising, career counseling, recruiting, admissions, and alumni relations.

Natasha has completed Green Zone training, is an active GLBT Advocate at NC State, and has completed the Advisor Development Institute.