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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program






Dianne R. Soprano, PhDDianne R. Soprano, PhD

Associate Dean, Graduate and MD/PhD Programs

Professor, Biochemistry

Professor, Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology

Telephone:  215-707-3266

Fax:  215-707-7198

Email: dsoprano@temple.edu

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 Temple University School of Medicine in 1987. Dr. Soprano is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Associate Dean for Graduate and MD/PhD Programs at Temple University School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Soprano was the Program Director of the Biochemistry Graduate Program at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Soprano is currently a member of the NIH Study Section INMP and past member of the NIH Study Section XNDA and NIH Study Section 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 Temple University School of Medicine. She was also the organizer of the 2004 and 2006 FASEB Summer Research Conference on Retinoids. Her research interests are directed to the understanding of the molecular mechanism of action of retinoic acid during differentiation and in cancer cells.



Scott K. Shore, PhDScott K. Shore, PhD

Associate Dean, Graduate Studies

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

Associate Professor, Fels Institute of Cancer Research and Molecular Biology

Telephone: 215-707-5072

Fax: 215-707-7198

Email: sks@temple.edu


Dr. Shore joined the Temple School of Medicine 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 Temple University 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 Temple University School of Medicine into a destination for the training of the biomedical research workforce for years to come.




Cancer Biology and Genetics

Xavier Grana, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-7416

Email: xavier@temple.edu

Dale Haines, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-5765

Email: dhaines@temple.edu

Infectious Diseases and Immunity

Marc Monestier, MD, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-1744

Email: marc.monestier@temple.edu

Alexander Tsygankov, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-1745

Email: alexander.tsygankov@temple.edu

Molecular and Cellular Biosciences

Parkson Chong, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-4182

Email: pchong02@temple.edu

Jonathan Soboloff, PhD

Telephone (Office): 215-707-6567

Telephone (Lab): 215-707-6568

Email: soboloff@temple.edu


Jay Rappaport, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-6248

Email: jayrapp@temple.edu

Lynn Kirby, PhD

Telephone: 215-707- 8556

Email: lkirby@temple.edu

Organ Systems and Translational Medicine

Rosario Scalia, MD, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-3248

Email: rscalia@temple.edu

Hemant Parekh, PhD

Telephone: 215-707-8024

Email: hparek00@temple.edu