The lab is currently actively collaborating on several integrative health, mind-body research projects, including in heart failure, myocardial infarction, hypertension, cancer, and pain patients, and examining effects of meditation, Tai Chi, accupuncture, guided imagery, journaling, and Ayurveda. Much of this work is in collaboration with the
UC San Diego Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health. The lab is also actively supporting more traditional biomedical research projects.
The lab recently hosted several teaching activities:
In conjunction with Salimetrics, the lab hosted a successful workshop on Integrating Salivary Biology into Behavioral, Developmental, and Health Science Research, which covered the basics of the biology of oral fluids, saliva biomarkers and sample collection and storage. A copy of the workshop material can be found
In conjunction with Meso Scale Discovery (MSD), the lab hosted a teaching presentation on the topic of Advances in Multiplexing, which presented basics of ELISA methodology as well as advances of within-lab assay development to improve sensitivity and dynamic range. A copy of the presentation material can be found