Dr. Charles F. Streckfus is a Professor of Diagnostic & Biomedical Sciences at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and has many published abstracts and presentations. His honors and awards include the President’s Award for Scientific Excellence, Presented by the International Society for Preventive Oncology, 6th International Symposium Predictive Oncology Intervention Strategies, Pasteur Institute, Paris France, February 12, 2002 for his discovery of salivary Her2/neu as a biomarker for breast cancer. This discovery has led to Dr. Streckfus’ current work at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston into establishing an array of protein biomarkers in saliva for breast and other related cancers. His most recent publication in the February 2008 edition of Cancer Investigations concerning his research has received notice worldwide, and has established Dr. Streckfus as a leader in cancer modelling and biomarker research.
Dr. Streckfus received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Johns Hopkins University in 1969, and his Master of Arts degree in Psycho/biology from Towson State University in 1973. In 1978 he received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Streckfus has held several research positions including Assistant Dean of Research and Graduate Programs, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 1998 - 2005; and professorships in Diagnostic Sciences, Anatomy, Graduate Programs, Clinical Research, and Clinical Investigations. Dr. Streckfus is a Fellow of the American Academy of Oral Medicine and of the American Academy of Dentistry.