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Deborah Fiore

Staff Associate/Laboratory Instructor for Biological Sciences
Science and Mathematics Center, Room 312

Ms. Fiore joined the Biology department in the fall of 2008 as a Lab Instructor after ten years of research in academia and the private sector. During her career in research, she studied the effects of growth factors on the cell cycle of regenerating liver at Brown University. Following this work, she joined the biotech start up Cytotherapeutics, Inc. on their development of a cell encapsulated therapeutic delivery system for diabetes and pain control. Her work on a glucose responsive cell line was awarded a patent. The pain control device project made it to phase 1 clinical trials where it failed to demonstrate efficacy. Her responsibilities in the department include teaching and coordinating majors’ freshman biology and non-majors’ biology laboratory programs along with Cell Biology Lab. In collaboration with the Education department, she teaches professional development workshops for future teachers.