Dina Markowitz

University of Rochester

Dina Markowitz

University of Rochester
585-752-5300
dina_markowitz@urmc.rochester.edu

Biography

Dina Markowitz received her PhD in molecular genetics from Columbia University, and dabbled in postdoctoral research fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and at SmithKline Beecham Corp., before leaving the lab bench for a career in science education and outreach. She has been at the University of Rochester since 1995 and is the founder and Director of the UR’s Life Sciences Learning Center, a hands-on science education center that offers a wide variety of programs for local middle and high school students and professional development programs for science teachers. Dr. Markowitz has a broad background in pre-college science education, with specific expertise in developing and evaluating science curriculum materials. She is also the founder and President of Science Take-Out, a UR start-up company that creates and manufactures science kits that are used in secondary schools throughout the US.