Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD

Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD

Professor of Oral Pathology



BA, Geology & Geography, Hebrew University
DDS, SUNY, Stony Brook
PhD, Oral Biology, SUNY, Stony Brook


Campus: Boston
Office: South Cove 1
Laboratory: South Cove 1

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-2478
Lab Phone: 617-636-2478
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology


Research Synopsis

Recent advances in stem cell biology have created new opportunities to study human developmental and disease processes as they occur in cells and tissues. Our laboratory is developing experimental approaches to derive mesenchymal and epithelial cell types from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC). Our ultimate goal is to use these cells for personalized therapies for regeneration and repair of diseased or damaged tissues and organs. We continue to develop and apply novel 3D, human bioengineered tissues that provide powerful platforms that closely mimic the form and function of human tissues and organs. We view 3D tissues harboring a broad spectrum of stem cells as a powerful translational platform that we leverage to test the function of iPSC-derived cells in an in vivo-like microenvironment and are allowing us to move our field from studying "disease in a dish" to studying "disease in a tissue".


Lab Members

Behzad Gerami-Naini, Assistant Professor  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Olga Kashpur, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail 
Fay Martin, Administrative Coordinator Send an e-mail 
Avi E R Smith, Senior Research Techinician Send an e-mail

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development