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Renate  Lux Ph.D.

  • (310) 206-5660
63-032 CHS

UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668

  • Full-Time Faculty
Academic Sections
  • Biosystems and Function

Renate Lux, a professor in the Section of Biosystems and Function at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Additional Information

Courses Taught:

OB 212, a lecture in CAR100

Educational & Professional Background
  • Diploma (M.Sc.), Biology w/ Genetics specialty, University of Osnabruck, Germany, 1990
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Osnabruck, Germany, 1995

Dr. Lux's background is in microbiology with a specialty in molecular biology. She started her career exploring bacterial swimming behavior on a molecular level and has now expanded her interest to the detailed study of bacterial interactions especially in the oral biofilm environment.

Research & Interests

Dr. Lux's research includes exploration of the ecology of cariogenic species in oral biofilms using advanced molecular techniques. Another line of research in her laboratory examines the role of fusobacterial interspecies interactions in opral biofilm formation and pathogenesis.

Professional Memberships
  • International Association of Dental Research
  • American Association of Dental Research