Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD

Dr. Lawrence Tabak

Acting Director

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Biographical Sketch

Dr. Lawrence Tabak was appointed acting director of NIDCR on January 1, 2020, following the retirement of Dr. Martha Somerman. In addition, Dr. Tabak will continue to serve as the principal deputy director of NIH, a position he has held since August 2010. Dr. Tabak served as director of NIDCR from September 2000 to August 2010.

Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Tabak was the senior associate dean for research and professor of dentistry and biochemistry & biophysics in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester in New York. A former NIH MERIT recipient, Dr. Tabak has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including election to membership in the National Academy of Medicine.

Last Reviewed on
January 2020