Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Directors
Dianne R. Soprano, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate and MD/PhD Programs
Professor, Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry
Professor, Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology
Dr. Soprano earned a BS in Biology from Newton College/Boston College (1975) and both a MS (1978) and PhD (1980) in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University. She was a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow and a Research Assistant Professor at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons before joining the faculty at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in 1987. Dr. Soprano is currently Professor of Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry and Associate Dean for Graduate and MD/PhD Programs at the School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Soprano was the Program Director of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at the School of Medicine. Dr. Soprano has served previously as a charter member of the NIH Study Sections INMP, XNDA and NTN. She was a recipient of a NIH Career Development Award, Jeanne Andrews Centennial Visiting Professorship in Human Nutrition, and the Dawn Marks Memorial Award from the Graduate Students at the School of Medicine. She was also the organizer of the 2004 and 2006 FASEB Summer Research Conference on Retinoids. Her research interests are directed at the understanding of the molecular mechanism of action of retinoic acid during differentiation and in cancer cells.
Scott K. Shore, PhD
Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Special Programs
Associate Professor, Medical Genetics and Molecular Biochemistry
Associate Professor, Fels Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Biology
Dr. Shore joined the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University faculty in 1992 after completing his postdoctoral studies at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. As a member of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology and the Department of Biochemistry, Dr. Shore has mentored PhD and MS students in his laboratory and is an active lecturer in both graduate and professional school courses. Dr. Shore’s lab investigates the role of signaling in cancer, focusing on the Abl tyrosine kinase gene family. Dr. Shore has been actively involved with graduate students since his arrival at Temple. He was the recipient of the Dawn Marks Award for dedication to student life by the the School of Medicine Graduate Student Association. Dr. Shore was the graduate program director for the Molecular Biology and Genetics program before his appointment as Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at the School of Medicine in 2009. 2012 marks the beginning of the newly created Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program that was spearheaded by Dr. Shore along with Dr. Soprano. The Biomedical Science Graduate Program is a critical piece in the transformation of the School of Medicine into a destination for the training of the biomedical research workforce for years to come.