Bernard Tandler, PhD

Bernard Tandler

Title: Science Educator
Company: Case Western Reserve University
Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States

Bernard Tandler, Science Educator at Case Western Reserve University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in cell biology and microscopy anatomy.

With more than 55 years of experience in the field, Dr. Tandler is a respected and integral figure known for his expertise and contributions. His desire to go into his chosen field stemmed from his last year in college. Upon looking at some original literature, he had an epiphany while looking at an electron micrograph. This stuck with him and he decided that he wanted to work in this area for his career. Dr. Tandler earned a Bachelor of Science from Brooklyn College in 1955 and an AM from Columbia University in 1957. He continued at Cornell University, obtaining a PhD in 1961. In 1997, he was presented with an Honorary DMD from the Università di Cagliari.

After receiving a PhD, Dr. Tandler became an instructor of anatomy at New York University. He then spent the majority of the 1960s as an associate at the Sloan Kettering Institute. Furthermore, he taught at Cornell University as an assistant professor of cell biology from 1965 to 1967. In 1967, he joined the faculty at Case Western Reserve University as an associate professor. Throughout the next several decades, he continued his work at the institution, becoming a professor and chairman in oral biology. In 2015, he moved into the role of professor of biological science, which he continues in to this day. In addition to these roles, Dr. Tandler has taught at the University of Washington, Kyushu Dental University, the Università di Cagliari and the University of Copenhagen. He has served as a senior research scientist at Texas Tech University and held a fellowship with the US Public Health Service. Furthermore, Dr. Tandler has consulted for the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.

In having such a long and storied career, Dr. Tandler has received a number of accolades throughout the decades. In 1981, he was presented with a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Brooklyn College. In 1992, he was the recipient of the Robert E. Kennedy Award for Academic Freedom from the Ohio Chapter of the AAUP. In 1999, Dr. Tandler received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Association for Dental Research via the International Association for Dental Research. Aiding in his professional development, Dr. Tandler has maintained affiliation with a variety of organizations, including the American Association of Anatomists, the American Society for Cell Biology, the Microscopy Society of America, the Japanese Society for Oral Biology, the Japanese Association of Anatomists, the International Association for Dental Research, the American Society of Mammalogists, the Italian Society of Anatomy and Histology and Sigma Xi.

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