The Baker lab's current interests concern the welfare of people who are unable to produce adequate saliva either due to genetics, autoimmunity, or side effects from treatments. A comprehensive approach to hyposalivation involves not just treatment, but also preventative aspects, which are both warranted and viable. As such, our lab currently works in the following areas:
- Salivary gland regeneration
- Resolution of inflammation
- Salivary gland tight junctions
- Effects of radiation treatment on salivary gland function
- Saliva substitutes
Learn more about the Baker lab’s research.