Douglas Granger selected as Faculty Innovation Fellow

Douglas Granger

UCI Beall Applied Innovation names IISBR director as inaugural fellow

Douglas A. Granger, director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research and Chancellor’s Professor of Psychological Science, has been selected as one of UCI’s inaugural Faculty Innovation Fellows by the university’s Beall Applied Innovation.

The two-year appointment comes with a $5,000 stipend, and Granger was selected because of his contributions to profession, students and the community at-large. 

“Your personal story of creativity and contribution, along with your enthusiasm and commitment, is an inspiration to all of us,” Richard Sudek, Beall’s chief innovation officer and executive director wrote to Granger in announcing his selection.

Granger is a psychoneuroendocrinology researcher well known for his development of methods related to saliva collection and analysis and the theoretical and statistical integration of salivary measures into developmental research. 

His studies have been instrumental in the conceptualization and analysis of biosocial relationships involving child well-being, parent-child and family relationships, as well as how these biosocial links moderate and mediate the effects of early adversity and stress on children’s adjustment. He is a leading expert engaged in work focused on the discovery, measurement, and application of analytes (e.g., enzymes, hormones, antibodies, chemicals, cytokines) in saliva. And, he has published more than 275 studies.

Granger is a UCI alumnus, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in social ecology. Before returning to UCI in his current role, he was a faculty member at Penn State, Johns Hopkins and Arizona State University.

While at Penn State, Granger founded Salimetrics LLC, a salivary laboratory and product development company. And, while at Johns Hopkins University, he founded SalivaBio LLC, a saliva collection device company. 

UCI Beall Applied Innovation brings campus-based discoveries together with Southern California’s vibrant business community to support job creation and economic growth. To make this happen, UCI Beall Applied Innovation facilitates connections between UCI and entrepreneurs, inventors, the business community and investors.

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