Renate Lux, Ph.D.
(310) 206-5660
UCLA School of Dentistry
10833 Le Conte Ave.
Box 951668
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1668
Office:  63-032 CHS


Renate Lux, Ph.D. is a professor in the Section of Periodontics at the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Educational & Professional Background

  • Diploma (M.Sc.), Biology w/ Genetics specialty, University of Osnabrϋck, Germany, 1990
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, University of Osnabrϋck, 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

Additional Information

Courses Taught

OB 212, a lecture in CAR100