Pamela Yelick

Pamela Yelick

(617) 636-2430
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Research in my laboratory focuses on mineralized tissue development, homeostasis, disease and regeneration. Our research models include the zebrafish, Danio rerio, mammalian models including pig, mouse and rat, human healthy and diseased tissues, and three dimensions (3D) in vitro and in vivo tissue engineering models for human cartilage, bone and tooth tissue engineering.


  • Bachelor of Art, Smith College, Northampton, United States, 1979
  • Ph.D, Tufts University, Medford, United States, 1989


Dr. Pamela C. Yelick, PhD., is a tenured full professor in the Department of Orthodontics atTufts University School of Dental Medicine, and also holds adjunct appointments in the Cell Molecular and Developmental Biology, Genetics, and Pharmacology Programs in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Tufts Medical School in Boston, MA, and in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in Medford, MA.
Dr. Yelick is an internationally recognized leader in dental tissue engineering and craniofacial development, with over 80 peer-reviewed basic research publications, more than a dozen reviews, and over 200 abstracts since the year 2000. She has received national and international acclaim for her research on dental tissue and whole tooth tissue engineering and has participated in over 200 Invited Speaker Lectureships.