Biology Instructor and Scientist Lives and Teaches His Passion

Justin Dore is a remarkable bundle of energy. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Brandeis and his path to pursuing science is a great story.

Summer Biology Instructor, Justin Dore, PhDAfter being invited to observe his uncle’s participation in a long distance foot race, Justin was intrigued by the physiology of long-distance runners.  He leapt into the big time; training and entering triathlons. To ensure that his body was receiving the best fuel and conditioning possible, Justin began to study exercise physiology and nutrition on his own.  The intersection of biology, anatomy, biochemistry and human physiology continued to absorb his interest and led to pursuit of a Master of Science in Boulder, Colorado.  His research focus was comparative study of cardiac biochemistry in diabetic vs. nondiabetic populations.  Training in high altitude is what sets world-class runners apart and Justin used his time in Boulder to his advantage.

Degree completed, Justin returned to his native Massachusetts.  His research focus led him to work in the Diabetes Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. After several years at MGH, Justin decided to consolidate his interests and expand his knowledge by pursuing a Ph.D. here at Brandeis.

Through it all, he’s never slacked on training and running. For those of you who have checked out his biology courses on the Summer School website, you’ll note that they’ll begin a bit late.  Justin will be participating in the historic Comrades Marathon, an international ultramarathon of 90 kilometers, in Durban, South Africa.  He’s living his dream: teaching what he loves and applying that expertise in athletic competition.

Are 2011 summer courses for me?

Summer at BrandeisSummer courses! Summer courses? To enroll or not to enroll?

The reasons for taking summer courses are as diverse as the students who take them. Some might be:

  • Focus on an especially challenging course
  • Prepare to study abroad
  • Work on a second major or minor

Sometimes the decision isn’t based on academic concerns at all.  In times when summer jobs are sparse, it may make more sense for some families to invest today in advancing a student’s degree than having them remain idle for the summer.

Whatever your situation, the staff at the Brandeis Summer School have the experience to advise you and your family about the choices before you.  Call or visit!

 

Summer School at Brandeis 2011

Welcome to the new Brandeis Summer School blog!

As we say on the Brandeis University Summer School website, our summer session is an open-admission program offering courses and special programs for college-level credit. Small classes taught by experienced and dedicated Brandeis faculty are the hallmark of these offerings.

Summer School provides the opportunity to experience innovative course formats, such as online offerings, evening classes and extended sessions to accommodate work and other summer activities. Summer courses at Brandeis fulfill the residency requirement for university degree candidates.

Summer 2011 courses will be announced soon, so please Sign up to be notified when summer school courses are announced.

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