John Doyle, PhD, Education Director

John Doyle is an experienced teacher with eight years of classroom instruction at public high schools in New Jersey and Massachusetts. In addition, John has taught classes in the Department of Marine Sciences and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut as well as the Department of Physics and Earth Sciences at Framingham State University. He is passionate about designing curricula that foster experiential learning, encourage a sense of curiosity, and teach students to use science to effectively communicate and solve problems.

Elizabeth Q. Wing, PhD, Lead Teacher

Elizabeth Wing recently completed her Ph.D. in Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Rhode Island. She also holds a B.S. in Marine Science with a minor in Environmental Science from Coastal Carolina University. During her Ph.D., Elizabeth used molecular tools to research sources of greenhouse gases produced during wastewater treatment. She also taught both biology lectures and labs at the University of Rhode Island.

Joseph Rosa, PhD, Instructor

Joe is a retired senior executive of Biogen, one of Boston’s premier biotech companies. Joe brings great experience to the educational needs and career paths in the biotech industry. He is a champion of the apprentice-based technician training program upon which Gloucester Biotechnology Academy is building its program. Joe is very active in numerous Gloucester education and health organizations, and will play an important role in the roll out of Gloucester Biotechnology Academy as a new educational option for the Cape Ann youth.

Katherine Dench, Education and Laboratory Coordinator

Katherine Dench is a graduate of our own Gloucester Biotechnology Academy’s founding Class of 2017. Prior to attending Gloucester Biotechnology Academy, she worked in marine science focused outdoor education at Maritime Gloucester and aboard the Schooner Ardelle. Through the Academy program, Katherine completed her internship at Cell Signaling Technologies where she developed and tested conjugated protein products, produced Western images for a possible marketing campaign, and evaluated multiple chemistries for conjugation of monoclonal antibodies. Gloucester born and bred, when she isn’t studying marine organisms in the laboratory you can find her sailing the local waters.

Neil Glickstein, MSc, Instructor

After completing a chemistry degree at WPI, Neil began a teaching career which included a Master’s degree in Education from Northeastern University and positions at several secondary schools, colleges, and training schooners. Neil’s fascination with all things ocean led him to a second Master’s degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University, a stint directing an aquaculture project, and a more informed approach to teaching about the natural world. Finally, in addition to teaching science classes at Endicott College, Neil spent eight years supervising the senior internship program. He enjoys traveling, cycling, kayaking and scuba diving.

Rebecca Barnard, Laboratory Technician and Teaching Assistant

Rebecca Barnard recently graduated with her Masters in Biology from East Carolina University studying intertidal shore crabs and their parasites. While there, she taught a biology lab and worked with undergraduate students to further both her thesis work and lab-wide projects that utilized various molecular tools. Before graduate school, she researched introduced marine parasites while mentoring interns at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Maryland.

Education Advisory Council

Joe Rosa, PhD, EAC Chair, Director of Protein Chemistry, Biogen (retired)

David Enos, EAC Member, Science Teacher, Gloucester High School

Eric Leigh, EAC Member, Science Teacher, Gloucester High School

Scott Lonning, PhD, DVM, EAC Member, Head of Research Development, Bluefin Biomedicine

Paula Reynolds, MBA, EAC Member, HR Business Consultant

Gail Payne, PhD, EAC Member, Scientific Implementation Liaison, N-of-One, Inc.

Richard Safier, EdD, EAC Member, Superintendent of Gloucester Public Schools

Jeff Silva, PhD, EAC Member, Director of Product Development, Adeptrix Corporation

Barton Slatko, PhD, EAC Member, Senior Scientist, New England BioLabs

Meredith Thompson, EdD, EAC Advisor, Research Scientist, MIT Teaching Systems Lab

Our mission is to conduct world-class marine biotechnology research which expands the regional economy.

Gloucester Marine
Genomics Institute

417 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Gloucester Biotechnology

55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

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