Jonathan Garlick is a Senior Fellow at Tisch College of Civic Life and Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine,School of Medicine, School of Engineering. As a research scientist, he has pioneered the use of stem cells for tissue engineering to develop new treatments for oral health, cancer and complications of diabetes. He has published over 100 scientific articles and has served on national science advisory panels. As a science educator, Jonathan teaches his students to explore the impact of science in their lives as a bridge towards moral responsibility and social action. At Tisch College, he directs a science education and science engagement initiative known as Civic Science, to inform public learning about science issues to activate civic action. His goal is to advance the role of higher education in promoting science literacy and inclusive public dialogue about divisive science issues to foster active citizenship. Jonathan received his D.D.S. and Ph.D. from Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and his Oral Pathology training from Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has been 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 was recently inducted into the Monticello High School Hall of Distinction for contributions to society.