Meet the Director

Stefan Doerre, PhD

Director of the PSM Biotechnology

B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from University of Stuttgart, Germany and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from University of Tuebingen, Germany


BS and MS, University of Stuttgart, Germany; PhD, University of Tuebingen, Germany; postdoctoral training, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC

Dr. Doerre is an all-round life scientist with over 20 years of combined experience in research and teaching. Growing up in Germany and after studies of chemistry and biochemistry, Dr. Doerre came to Duke University as a postdoc to work on the transcriptional regulation of HIV in T cells. He continued his work on the transcriptional regulation of viruses in lymphocytes as an Assistant Professor at Boston University.

In 2000, coinciding with the birth of his twin daughters, Dr. Doerre shifted his career to teaching, a lifelong passion of his. After receiving training from the Massachusetts Institute for New Teachers, he worked as a middle school science teacher for a year, followed by a four year position as Curriculum Developer for Citylab, a high school outreach program in biotechnology at Boston University. In parallel and thereafter, Dr. Doerre has been teaching undergraduate life sciences to adult learners at Boston University with a focus on practical lab skills, inquiry-based learning, and critical data analysis. He expanded the program’s teaching labs with equipment for bioimaging and built a bioprocessing teaching facility with input from industry partners Shire and Biogen where students produce recombinant antibodies.