We're Here For Researchers. Together We Can:
- 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.
SERVING THE RESEARCH COMMUNITY
IISBR serves as a scientific hub for research, training, and shared resources regarding the biobehavioral processes underlying health and disease with a focus on the use and development of salivary biomarkers. IISBR promotes the exchange of ideas, development of collaborations, training of new scientists, and conduct of innovative research via hands-on laboratory experience and education as well as professional analyte assay services and consultation on data analysis and interpretation.
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.