Cyr joins the Biology Department as a visiting professor this year. She comes to Stonehill from Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital where she was a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Dr. Eduardo Nillni. Her research, which she presented at several national meetings, focused on biomedical mechanisms regulating obesity. Her dissertation at Tufts University focused on vertebrate endocrinology.

Cyr’s teaching appointments include Tufts University where she was an instructor in endocrinology and also served as a teaching assistant in general biology, as well as Beloit College and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she earned her master’s degree.

Cyr is the recipient of the Dr. George Bray Research Scholars Award in obesity research and the Outstanding Abstract Award from the Endocrine Society. 


  • B.S. & B.A., Biology, University of Rhode Island
  • M.S., Biology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ph.D., Biology, Tufts University