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Biologic and Materials Sciences & Prosthodontics

Fenno Lab

Dr. Fenno's research focuses on the role of the oral spirochete T. denticola in the development of periodontal diseases. The studies involve molecular characterization of spirochete surface-expressed and secreted proteins and their interactions with host tissue components. These studies, which involve both genetic and biochemical analyses, will contribute to the understanding of microbe-host interactions in the etiology of periodontal diseases, as well as to basic knowledge of the molecular biology of pathogenic spirochetes.

Current Research