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Research Labs


Dr. Fleckenstein's laboratory investigates receptor-mediated and subcellular mechanisms of damage to dopaminergic and/or serotonergic neurons in rodents, non-human primates, and humans. Our research interests include neuropharmacology, neurochemistry, and aminergic transporters.

Annette Fleckenstein MS, PhD


Dr. Pinzon's laboratory works in clinical translational research with emphasis in clinical research, dental materials, and teaching. Our lab focuses on solutions to improve oral health for disadvantaged populations and aims to provide alternative avenues to address community dental, public, and global health issues.

Lilliam M. Pinzón MS, MPH, DDS


Dr. Weller's laboratory works to define the oral microbiome associated with oral disease, including viral and bacterial profiles. The aim is to understand how pathogens within salivary gland tissue can trigger the development of systemic disease and impact long-term immunity. 

Melodie Weller PhD

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