Brett Curtis Weber, Ph.D. - U.S.A.

'Rainforest', oil on canvas, 43 x 43 cm. or 17.25" x 17.25" in.

Brett Weber was born on 1969 in Flemington, New Jersey. A Moravian College alumnus, he received his B.S. in Biology and his B.A. in Art in 1991. Brett went on to earn his Ph.D. in Neuroscience at Temple University in 1997, and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) the week before completing his doctorate. Since then he has devoted his life toward understanding MS through science and art. Brett leads members of his 'Broken Art Creativity Class' to better wellness at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 'Members of our class, regardless of their experience, are considered to be artists here, not simply a group of people with MS.' By inspiring bold and creative artwork, http://www.BrokenArtGallery.com aims to inspire much more bold and creative scientific research into a possible CURE for multiple sclerosis (MS) and every disease and disability on the face of the planet. Email: Art@BrokenArtGallery.com

Honors and Awards:

1997-1999    Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Association, Associate Member.                                                     

1997  Summa cum laude, (Graduate GPA = 3.9), Temple University.                                                                             

1996  Teaching Certificate of Merit, Temple University.                                                                                              

1992 - 1995 NIH Grant EYO4366, Funded through Dr. Edward Gruberg, Temple University.                                  

1994 High Pass Distinction in Oral Ph.D. Qualifying Exam, Temple University.                                                          

1991 - 1997 Full Tuition Remission and Teaching Assistantship, Temple University.                                              

1991 The Alumni Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Natural Sciences, Moravian College                          

1991 Beta Beta Beta Award, Highest GPA in Biology (GPA = 3.87), Moravian College.                                                 

1990 Tropical Marine Ecology Research Scholarship, Four week research scholarship through the Bermuda Biological Station for Research, Inc., Bermuda                                                                                                                               

1990 - 1991 Cook Scholarship, Moravian College.                                                                                        

1989 Photography Internship Finalist, National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.