Dr. Paul Krebsbach, one of the nation’s leading researchers in tissue engineering and stem cell biology and a respected academic leader, has been appointed dean of the UCLA School of Dentistry.
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh announced today that Krebsbach will become the eighth dean of UCLA Dentistry, effective June 30. He will succeed Dr. No-Hee Park, who has served as dean since 1998 and is returning to teaching and research.
Krebsbach has been a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan since 1996. He is the Roy H. Roberts Professor of Dentistry and a professor of biomedical engineering, and he has served as chair of the department of biologic and materials sciences and division of prosthodontics since 2005. Prior to that, he was a senior staff fellow for three years at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, one of the National Institutes of Health.