Dr. Lawrence C. Zoller, professor in residence at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1976. He then, in 1978, completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the department of reproductive biology at Hershey Medical Center. His research concentrated on female reproduction and specifically on the mechanism of follicular maturation and ovulation.
Prior to joining UNLV in 2005, he was an associate professor in the department of anatomy and neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine. Aside from his research, he was also actively involved in teaching numerous courses to medical, dental and graduate students. These courses included anatomy, neuroanatomy, histology, embryology, and physiology. In 1986, at the behest of the dean of the Dental School, he initiated and coordinated a joint program for the anatomical sciences for the dental curriculum at Boston University. He won many teaching awards and is the only non-clinician to win the Spencer R. Frankl Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award honors the best overall teacher in the dental school.
Upon joining the UNLV School of Dental Medicine he became the head of the anatomical sciences program. He was the first instructor to establish an online course for the dental residents. He is known for his Socratic teaching methods. He has been on numerous national committees dealing with dental and medical curricula. Aside from his professional responsibilities he enjoys cooking, hiking (to work off the cooking), music, reading, photography, and Star Trek. He wishes, to all, "Live Long and Prosper".