Jacques Nor, D.D.S, M.S., Ph.D.

Dean, School of Dentistry
Donald A Kerr Collegiate Professor of Dentistry
Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics
Professor of Otolaryngology


Jacques is the Donald Kerr Endowed Professor of Dentistry and serves as Dean of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He has a joint appointment as Professor of Otolaryngology (Medical School) at the University of Michigan. He is Past-President of the American Association for Dental, Oral and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR). Jacques served as Chair of the Oral Dental and Craniofacial Sciences (ODCS) NIH study section and is currently a member of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council (NADRC). He has published 233 peer-reviewed papers, 15 book chapters, and has been continuously funded by the NIH since 2002. He has served for several years as the Co-Director of the University of Michigan Head Neck SPORE funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Jacques is the past-Chair of the Section on Dentistry & Oral Health Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and recently became Fellow of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) and a Fellow of the AAAS. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award, the William J. Gies Award, and the Hatton Award from the International Association for Dental Research (IADR). Jacques is Associate Editor of the Journal of Dental Research and a member of several editorial boards.

Research Interests

We are focused on the study of the pathobiology of cancer stem cells in head neck squamous cell carcinoma and salivary gland cancer, as well the studies of mechanisms regulating dental pulp stem cell fate.

Diversity Ambassador

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • First Generation College Student
  • First Generation U.S. Citizen

Other Info

Office Location

  • School of Dentistry, Room 1234

Lab Location

  • School of Dentistry, Room 2310G

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