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Biologic and Materials Sciences and Division of 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