Dr. Garro, treasurer of the GLCPS Board of Trustees, is Professor of STEM Education at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Professor of Biology at UMass Dartmouth from 2006-2011. Other prior appointments include leadership and faculty positions at Lehman College of the City University of New York (CUNY), Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Garro has held research grants from the NIH; NIAAA; American Cancer Society; the March of Dimes; and the New Jersey Division of Human Services, Office for Prevention of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. His research has focused on the control of gene expression in bacterial systems and the biochemical and molecular bases for the increased cancer risk and birth defects associated with alcohol abuse. In addition to his academic appointments, Dr. Garro has served on several boards of medical associations and organizations including the National Institutes of Health review committees.
Dr. Garro brings a wealth of leadership expertise to the GLCPS Board along with a commitment to support the school's growing focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. He received his B.S. degree in biology from Manhattan College and his Ph.D. degree in microbiology and immunochemistry from Columbia University. He also served as a research fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.