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Easwar Natarajan, B.D.S., D.M.Sc.

Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, School of Dental Medicine
Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine, School of Medicine
Director, UConn Oral Pathology Biopsy Service
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Academic Office Location:
Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-0925
Phone: 860-679-3333
Fax: 860-679-3765

Oral Pathology Biopsy and Clinical Service

Oral Oncology

BDSBangalore UniversityDental Surgery
D.M.Sc.Harvard UniversityOral Biology

Post-Graduate Training
InternshipBangalore University, VS Dental College & HospitalDental
ResidencyHarvard University School of Dental MedicineOral & Maxillofacial Pathology

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Charles N. Loeser Award - Honorable Mention (2013, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) Basic Medical Sciences TeachingUCONN School of Medicine
First Year Teaching Award (2012, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)UCONN School of Medicine
Charles N. Loeser Award - 2019 Basic Medical Sciences TeachingUCONN School of Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Teaching Award - 2019UCONN School of Dental Medicine
Omicron Kappa Upsilon - National Honor Society, Phi Chi ChapterOmicron Kappa Upsilon - National Honor Society
Medical Staff Award of Excellence - John Dempsey HospitalUConn Health Center
Peter Robinson AwardUConn School of Dental Medicine
James H. Shaw Award for Excellence in ResearchHarvard University
Robert J. Gorlin AwardAmerican Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Diagnosis and management of patients with: oral pre-cancer and cancer, oral ulcerative conditions, oral manifestations of mucocutaneous diseases

Clinical Research: Oral neoplastic development, risk factors, epidemiology

Basic Science Research: Mechanisms that regulate growth, differentiation, and malignant transformation of epithelial cells in vivo and in vitro in culture. Characterization of mechanisms that regulate cell invasion, cell migration and basement membrane organization. Application of infrared micro-spectroscopy and spectral imaging for detection of micrometastasis and screening of epithelial dysplasias.

Journal Articles


  • Alveolar ridge keratosis.
    Woo, Sook-Bin; Natarajan, Easwar Journal of the American Dental Association (1939) 2007 Oct;138(10):1306-7; author reply 1307