The Salivary Bioscience Laboratory (UNL SBL)

Our Mission

The mission of the UNL Salivary Bioscience Laboratory (SBL) is to facilitate the integration of salivary biomarkers into academic research and bring salivary bioscience to elite athletes.

We strive to collaborate with researchers from a variety of academic disciplines, including the social, behavioral, educational, and health sciences, in their pursuits to incorporate salivary biomarkers into scholarly work. Uniquely located in Memorial Stadium at UNL, the SBL, a partnership between the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) and Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL), also explores the role of salivary biomarkers in understanding the performance of collegiate student-athletes.

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Scholarly Works

Early adversity and internalizing symptoms in adolescence: Mediation by individual differences in latent trait cortisol Catherine B. Stroud, Frances R. Chen, Leah D. Doane and Douglas A. Granger 2018 Published in Development and Psychopathology
Biobehavioral Insights into Adaptive Behavior in Complex and Dynamic Operational Settings: Lessons learned from the Soldier Performance and Effective, Adaptable Response Task Haufler AJ, Lewis GF, Davila MI, Westhelle F, Gavrilis J, Bryce CI, Kolacz J, Granger DA, McDaniel W. February 2018 Published in Front Med
Cortisol Responses Enhance Negative Valence Perception for Ambiguous Facial Expressions Catherine C. Brown, Candance M. Raio, Maital Neta November 2017 Published in Scientific Reports
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The SBL offers saliva assay services, plus sample storage, training in saliva collection, and consultation on research design, IRB protocols, and grant writing in the salivary biosciences.