Marshall “Chip” Montrose, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, is responsible for the leadership of graduate education at UC, overseeing services provided to graduate students and programs for graduate faculty, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures for the school. As a member of the Provost’s senior leadership team, Montrose is the principal university liaison to local, state and federal agencies for all matters related to graduate education.
Prior to joining the UC Graduate School in 2014, Montrose served as Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology and Interim Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Before joining UC, Montrose was on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University and Indiana University. An alumnus of the University of Maryland with a doctorate in biophysics from the University of Rochester, Montrose’s scholarly interests focus on the cellular defenses of epithelial cells that line a wide variety of organs in the body. Dr. Montrose’s laboratory has developed models of microscopic injury that reveal how the stomach epithelial lining can repair itself in a matter of minutes, while resisting the infiltration of bacteria like the ulcer-causing Helicobacter pylori.