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October 2, 2015

Dr. John Bartlett Joins College as New Associate Dean for Research

John Bartlett MS, PfD

On November 1st, John Bartlett, MS, PhD, will join the College of Dentistry as the Associate Dean for Research. Currently serving as chair of the Department of Mineralized Tissue Biology at the Forsyth Institute in Boston, Dr. Bartlett also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of developmental biology at Harvard University's School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bartlett's education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University (1979), and a Master of Science degree in microbiology from the University of New Hampshire (1984).

In 1990, he earned a doctorate in cell and molecular biology from the University of Vermont, after which he pursued post-doctoral training that included fellowships in the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Aging and at Harvard University Medical School. Dr. Bartlett's research focuses on understanding dental enamel development and the gene expression program that is required to form teeth. He brings with him a thriving research program that is funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

As the Associate Dean for Research, Dr. Bartlett will represent the college on all research matters, while overseeing and managing an array of research programs. Pending approval by the university's Board of Trustees, he will also hold the George C. Paffenbarger Alumni-Endowed Chair in Dental Research, which will support his research and other college research initiatives.