Brent Shell teaches Anatomy and Physiology lecture and lab. Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Lowell, he was an instructor for the Joint Admission Medical Program, teaching premedical undergraduates about cardiopulmonary physiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. His graduate research at focused on the neurophysiology behind autonomic control of blood pressure. Specifically, his work focused on discovering the neural mechanisms that underlie hypertension from chronic intermittent hypoxia, a model for sleep apnea. Currently, he is working to improve the effectiveness of science education both inside and outside of the classroom. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of North Texas in 2009 and earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in 2016.