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

The Validity, Stability, and Utility of Measuring Uric Acid in Saliva Jenna L Riis, Crystal I Bryce, Marla J Matin, John L Stebbins, Olga Kornlenko, Lauren van Hulsstede, & Douglas A Granger June 2018 Published in Biomarkers in Medicine
Communication and Social Interaction Anxiety Enhance Interleukin-1 Beta and Cortisol Reactivity during High-Stakes Public Speaking Brandon J. Auer, Jessica L. Calvi, Nicolas M. Jordan, David Schrader, Jennifer Byrd-Craven May, 2018 Published in Psychoneuroendocrinology
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
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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.