The mission of IISBR is to:
- Advance knowledge of biobehavioral processes for health and recovery from illness with a focus on the empirical, clinical, and applied potential of non-invasive biomarkers measured with high ecological validity.
- Build and maintain collaborative scientific programs to evaluate and translate the value of biomarkers to improve individual and community health.
- Provide specialized training, education, and consultation in the use and translation of Salivary Bioscience.
- Enable access to laboratory services to the University of California and broader scientific community for the assessment of salivary and other complementary biomarkers.
Essential Reading: “Salivary Bioscience: Foundations of interdisciplinary saliva research and applications". Learn More
Congratulations to IISBR's Jenna Riis, who recently received a 2020-21 Hellman Fellowship! Read More
Salivary Bioscience featured in this Special Issue of the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine Read More
Saliva as a Biospecimen in the Era of COVID-19. Read More
Salivary Bioscience Job Board
Postdoctoral Scholar at The Pennsylvania State University's Development, Risk, and Resilience Lab. Read More
Associate or Full Professor at UNC Greensboro with a Physiological Emphasis in Human Development and Family Studies. Read More
PhD Graduate Student Opportunity for Studying Mexican Origin Families with Young Children. Read More
We’ve highlighted some of the more than 85 different projects ongoing at the Institute.
The minimally-invasive nature of saliva sample collection, and the broad range of potential measurements, enables oral fluids to be employed in a wide range of fields and disciplines. These features open a window of opportunity for researchers from traditionally non-biologically oriented fields such as economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, gerontology, nursing, social work, preventive medicine, dentistry, medicine, occupational science, sports medicine, psychiatry, neuroscience, and more.