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Jonathan Garlick

Director of the Division of Cancer Biology and Tissue Engineering at the School of Dental Medicine, Tufts University

Jonathan Garlick’s research expertise is in stem cell biology, wound repair, and human tissue engineering. His pioneering work using stem cells to grow human skin and oral tissues has developed new therapeutic approaches for cancer, wound healing, and complications of diabetes.
A professor and director of the Division of Cancer Biology and Tissue Engineering at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Garlick is also a professor in the Department of Developmental, Molecular and Chemical Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine; the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. He has established the Center for Integrated Tissue Engineering at Tufts to use tissue engineering and induced pluriopotent stem cell technologies to accelerate the discovery and clinical application of new drugs. Professor Garlick teaches courses that help Tufts students explore the impact of science in their lives as a means of fostering science literacy and active citizenship.


  • –present
    Professor of Oral Pathology, Tufts University
  • –present
    Director of the Division of Cancer Biology and Tissue Engineering, Tufts' School of Dental Medicine


Dr. Garlick is a 2013 Tufts University Talloires Scholar in Residence. He was awarded Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and the President and Chancellor’s Award, the State University of New York’s highest teaching honor.